Definition of Esmolol

1. Noun. Intravenous beta blocker (trade name Brevibloc) that acts for only a short time; used primarily for cardiac arrhythmias.




Medical Definition of Esmolol

1. A beta-adrenergic blocking agent with brief duration of action. Pharmacologic action: Short acting beta-blocker with rapid onset. Beta-1 selective at normal doses. Reduces heart rate, myocardial contractility, and blood pressure, but also reduces myocardial oxygen demand. Uses: Consider use of this beta-blocker for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. May also be used for PSVT after using adenosine and verapamil. Dose: Loading dose: 0.25 - 0.5 mg/kg. Maintenance: 50-100 mcg/kg per min Potential complications: bradycardia, worsened AV block, hypotension, congestive heart failure, bronchospasm (unusual at normal dose). Chemical name: Benzene propanoic acid, 4-[2-hydroxy-3-[(1-methylethyl)amino]propoxy]-, methyl ester, hydrochloride. (15 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esmolol

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eskimo
eskimoite
eskimos
eskolaite
eskrima
esky
esloin
esloined
esloining
esloins
esloyne
esloyned
esloynes
esloyning
esmolol (current term)
esne
esnecies
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esnes
esocidae
esodeviation
esodic
esodic nerve
esoethmoiditis
esogastritis
esomeprazole
esophagal
esophageal
esophageal cancer

Literary usage of Esmolol

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1. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"IV esmolol is given as a starting maintenance dose of 0.1 mg/kg/min with titration in increments of 0.05 mg/kg/min every 10 to 15 minutes as tolerated by ..."

2. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"... channel blockers or mixed alpha-/beta-adrenergic blockers such as verapamil (Calan), esmolol (Brevibloc), and labetalol (Goldfrank and Hoffman, 1993). ..."

3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Information for Physicians edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"Use of intravenous esmolol to predict efficacy of oral beta-adrenergic blocker therapy in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope. JAm Coll Cardiol. ..."

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