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Definition of the noun Amiodarone
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- [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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Cardiothoracic Surgery (2013)
by Joanna Chikwe, David Cooke, Aaron Weiss
Amiodarone (150-300mg bolus iv) Amiodarone is an iodinated benzofuran. Action: increases the refractory period of all...
Electrophysiologic Testing (2008)
by Richard N. Fogoros, MD
Empiric treatmentwith amiodarone does notsufficiently reduce risk Amiodarone is a uniquely effective antiarrhythmic drug and, in addition, has the virtue of not causing very much proarrhythmia. On the negative side ...
by James Nickells, Benjamin Walton, FRCAQ.com 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 ...
Drugs for the Heart (2011)
by Lionel H. Opie, Bernard J. Gersh
Among class III agents, amiodarone is a powerful antiarrhythmic. 284 8 — Antiarrhythmic ...
Thyroid 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.
by Thomas EJ Healy, Paul R Knight
Class III agents Amiodarone Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent used in the control and prophylaxis of most supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias.” Amiodarone has noncompetitive antiadrenergic actions, resulting from the ...
by Borys Surawicz, C. Pratap Reddy, Eric N. Prystowsky
Conclusion Amiodarone is an amazing drug, not only because of its efficacy, but because of numerous unique features. There is no drug which, 20 years after the discovery, remains unmatched in efficacy; no drug of which the mode of action ...
by Hakan Oral
,38 amiodarone treatment was associated with more noncardiac deaths in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III HF. Amiodarone is an iodine- rich ...
Netter'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, ...
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 ...
Adult and Pediatric by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Amiodarone is a very potent and effective antiarrhythmic agent derived from benzofuran that contains large quantities of iodine (37% by weight). It bears some structural homology with thyroid hormones, and among its array of ...
by Richard W. Nelson, C. Guillermo Couto
Amiodarone is an iodinated compound that also has noncompetitive α1- and β- blocking effects, as well as Ca++ channel-blocking effects. The β-blocking effects occur soon after administration, but maximal class III effects (and prolongation of ...
by Robert K. Stoelting, Roberta L. Hines, Katherine E. Marschall
Amiodarone is an antidysrhythmic structurally similar to thyroxine and procainamide. It acts on sodium, potassium, and calcium channels to produce α- and β-blocking effects that result in prolongation of the refractory period in ...
Therapeutics 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 ...
by Alan Glasper, Jane Coad, Jim Richardson
Amiodarone is an anti-arrhythmic medication that increases the duration of the action potential and refractory period in the myocardium of both the atria and the ventricles. The conduction of the artioventricular node is also slowed. Amiodarone ...
by Theofanie Mela
Amiodarone is a commonly utilized antiarrhythmic but has ...
Emergency Medicine (2012)
Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult -- Online) by James G. Adams
Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent that is now recommended for patients with VF and pulseless VT and should be administered as a 5-mg/kg bolus. The dose may be repeated up to a maximum of 15 mg/kg.
Pharmacology for Podiatrists (2008)
by Dr. Rae Morgan, Dr. Margaret Johnson
Amiodarone is an iodine-containing compound that acts as a ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
Pediatric and Adult by Charles E. Mullins
Amiodarone Hydrochloride ( Cordarone) Amiodarone is a class III arrhythmic agent, which prolongs repolarization by ...
by Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling
Amiodarone • Amiodarone 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 ...
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