Histopharmacology of adrenergic drugs

Adrenergic or sympathomimetic drugs that act directly include

norepinephrine, epinephrine, isoprenaline (isoproterenol), oxymetazoline, metaraminol, xylometazoline, dopamine, and phenylephrine.

Adrenergic drugs which act indirectly by causing norepinephrine to be released from nerve ending stores. They include amphetamines- tyramine and ephedrine.

Drugs which act by mechanism 1 and 2, mixed.

Adrenergic antagonists

Alpha blocking drugs include

prazosin, doxzosin, idoramin, thymoxamine, labetalol, ergot alkaloids, phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine and chlorpromazine

β-adrenoceptor blocking drugs

They are most useful in the heart where they cause

They include oxyprenolol, nadolol, timolol, propranolol, pindolol, sotalol, acebutolol, semolol, atenolol, metoprolol, nebivolol, betaxolol, celiprolol, labetalol, carvedilol.

 

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