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Which functional groups are there in dobutamine?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It's a beta

Agonist.

In brief: It's a beta

Agonist.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Beta and alpha

Dobutamine chemically has functional hydroxyl groups attached to benzene rings connected via an imine bridge.
What is important functionally is its ability to stimulate beta receptors. Dobutamine stimulates beta 1 >>beat 2> Alpha 1. The causes the heart to work harder and increase cardiac output, at the expense of increasing the heart's oxygeb consumption. Dobutamine also causes vasodilation.

In brief: Beta and alpha

Dobutamine chemically has functional hydroxyl groups attached to benzene rings connected via an imine bridge.
What is important functionally is its ability to stimulate beta receptors. Dobutamine stimulates beta 1 >>beat 2> Alpha 1. The causes the heart to work harder and increase cardiac output, at the expense of increasing the heart's oxygeb consumption. Dobutamine also causes vasodilation.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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