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Is dopamine similar to dobutamine?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

They are both catecholamines, a specific type of chemical class.
In the body, there are different type of receptors in tissues which bind catechols with different effects. Dopamine and doubtamine have different affinities for different receptors and thus can have different effects. Kind of like different types of baking sugars...They are all sugars but are used for special purposes and functions.

In brief: Yes and no

They are both catecholamines, a specific type of chemical class.
In the body, there are different type of receptors in tissues which bind catechols with different effects. Dopamine and doubtamine have different affinities for different receptors and thus can have different effects. Kind of like different types of baking sugars...They are all sugars but are used for special purposes and functions.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Hello bigflow-- no - Dopamine is very different than Dobutamine and they are used differently and for different indications -.

In brief: No

Hello bigflow-- no - Dopamine is very different than Dobutamine and they are used differently and for different indications -.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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