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Definition of the noun Amiodarone

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noun - plural: -

  1. [pharmaceutical drug] A particular medicine used against arrhythmia.


Amiodarone: An iodine-rich benzofuran derivative with antiarrhythmic and vasodilatory activities. As a class III antiarrhythmic agent, amiodarone blocks the myocardial calcium, potassium and sodium channels in cardiac tissue, resulting in prolongation of the cardiac action potential and refractory period. In addition, this agent inhibits alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors, resulting in a reduction in sympathetic stimulation of the heart, a negative chronotropic effect, and a decrease in myocardial oxygen demands. Amiodarone may cause vasodilation by stimulation of the release of nitric oxide and cyclooxygenase-dependent relaxing endothelial factors.

  • also known as Amiodaron, อะมิโอดาโรน, แอมมิโอดาโรน

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Google previewThyroid Toxicity (2016)

by Javier Del Pino, Maria Jesus Diaz and Maria Teresa Frejo

Amiodarone is a potent anti-arrhythmic agent with unique properties, very effective in restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm...

Google previewAtrial Fibrillation Update: A Textbook of Cardiology (2017)

by HK Chopra, GS Wander, Praveen Chandra, Viveka Kumar

Amiodarone is an iodinated compound that along with its metabolites, blocks multiple ion channels. It is a noncompetitive beta-adrenergic antagonist. Amiodarone is a highly lipophilic compound with a large volume of distribution ( 66 liters per ...

Google previewSBA and MTF MCQs for the Primary FRCA (2012)

by James Nickells, Benjamin Walton, Writers Group

33: Amiodarone. Amiodarone is an acceptable first-line drug in the treatment of:...

Long explanation Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent that prolongs phase 3 of the cardiac action potential. The list of side effects such ...

Google previewDrugs for the Heart (2011)

by Lionel H. Opie, Bernard J. Gersh

Among class III agents, amiodarone is a powerful antiarrhythmic. 284 8 — Antiarrhythmic ...

Google previewThyroid Cancer and Other Thyroid Disorders, An Issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, (2014)

by Kenneth D. Burman

AMIODARONE- INDUCED THYROID DYSFUNCTION Amiodarone is an iodine-rich antiarrhythmic agent effective for the treatment of ventricular and atrial tachyarrhythmias.

Google previewACLS Study Guide (2012)

by Barbara J Aehlert

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic that blocks sodium channels, inhibits sympathetic stimulation, and blocks potassium ...

Google previewNetter's Neurology (2011)

by H. Royden Jones, Jr. Jr., Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory J. Allam, Richard A. Baker

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic drug that causes a neuromyopathy similar to that produced by chloroquine. It can also cause myopathy indirectly, by inducing hypothyroidism. Colchicine may also cause either a myopathy or neuropathy, ...

Google previewKanski's Clinical Ophthalmology E-Book (2015)

A Systematic Approach by Brad Bowling

Amiodarone is a cardiac antiarrhythmic agent. Virtually all patients develop keratopathy (Fig. 20.1A), often soon after commencement. In general, the higher the dose ...

Google previewTherapeutics in Cardiology (2012)

by Antonio Bayés de Luna, A. Betriu, G. Permanyer

Amiodarone Amiodarone is a rather unique antiarrhythmic because of its frequent success in ...

Google previewThe Top 100 Drugs (2014)

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing by Andrew Hitchings, Dagan Lonsdale, Daniel Burrage, Emma Baker

Likewise, although amiodarone is an effective agent for both rate and rhythm control in atrial fibrillation, it is much too toxic for first-line use. Doxazosin is an α- blocker used in hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia; it has no role in atrial ...

Google previewNeuromuscular Case Studies (2008)

by Tulio E. Bertorini

Amiodarone is a diodated benzoforfuran derivative used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The drug can cause several systemic side effects, such as thyroid disease, skin rash, pulmonary fibrosis, and corneal disease.1,2 It could also ...

Google previewGet ahead! Medicine (2016)

150 EMQs for Finals, Second Edition by Anthony B. Starr, Hiruni Jayasena, Saran Shantikumar, David Capewell

B – Amiodarone Amiodarone is a membrane-stabilizing drug that increases the refractory period of the cardiac cycle. It is given as a 300-mg intravenous bolus before the fourth shock in shockable arrhythmias. It is not part of the nonshockable ...

Google previewIodine Chemistry and Applications (2014)

by Tatsuo Kaiho

Amiodarone is a benzofuran derivative containing two atoms of iodine per molecule (Fig.

Google previewTextbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management (2016)

Medicine, Surgery by CTI Reviews

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic agent used for various types of cardiac dysrhythmias, both ventricular and atrial. It was discovered in 1961. Despite relatively common sideeffects, it is used in arrhythmias that are otherwise difficult to treat with ...

Google previewPatient Care in Radiography, (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic agent used for various types of cardiac dysrhythmias, both ventricular and atrial. It was discovered in 1961. Despite relatively common sideeffects, it is used in arrhythmias that are otherwise difficult to treat with ...

Google previewConcepts and Case Studies in Chemical Biology (2014)

by Herbert Waldmann, Petra Janning

Niguldipine and nicardipine are mostly indicated for the treatment of hypertension, whereas amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic agent and they all act as calcium channel blockers. Finally, loperamide, employed against diarrhea, is an agonist of ...

Google previewHeart Diseases in Children (2011)

A Pediatrician's Guide by Ra-id Abdulla

Amiodarone is an anti-arrhythmic agent with broad spectrum effect. The • half life of the medication is very long and therefore, its effect lasts days or even weeks after discontinuation. Esmolol is a rapid acting intravenous beta blocker with ...

Google previewCerebellar Disease, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics, (2014)

by Alireza Minagar

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic medicine with a thyroxinelike structure, ...

Google previewCardiac Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease (2008)

Pediatric and Adult by Charles E. Mullins

Amiodarone Hydrochloride ( Cordarone) Amiodarone is a class III arrhythmic agent, which prolongs repolarization by ...

Google previewAnesthesia: A Comprehensive Review E-Book (2014)

by Brian A. Hall, Robert C. Chantigian

Amiodarone is a benzofurane derivative with a chemical structure similar to that of thyroxine, which accounts for its ability to cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Altered thyroid function occurs in 2% to 4% of patients when ...

Google previewMedical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013)

by Derek G. Waller, Tony Sampson

Amiodarone is a drug with multiple antiarrhythmic actions. It has class III actions by blocking several K+ channels and shows use-dependence (see above). However, amiodarone also has a class Ib-like action on Na+ channels, as well as ...

Google previewManual of Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (2008)

by Hauw T. Sie, Giuseppe D'Ancona, Fabio Bartolozzi, Willem Beukema, Donald B. Doty

Amiodarone is a very effective ...

Google previewClinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach (2011)

by Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling

AmiodaroneAmiodarone is an anti-arrhythmia drug used in the treatment of ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, and in restoration of sinus rhythm in atrial fibrillation. • Common systemic side-effects include thyroid dysfunction, pulmonary ...

Google previewStudy Guide for Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy (2013)

by Geralyn Frandsen

Answer: a and d RATIONALE: Amiodarone is a potassium channel blocker that prolongs conduction in all cardiac tissues and decreases heart rate; it also decreases contractility of the left ventricle. It has a Vasodilation effect, not a ...

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