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Mechanism of action - Epinephrine is a synthetic analogue of the hormone adrenaline, which is separated from the medullary part of adrenal gland. It is a direct simpatiomimetik performing their effects by stimulating alpha and beta adrenoreceptors. Inhibit the release of local mediators of inflammation and allergy. Increases the tone of smooth muscles of blood vessels and causes vasoconstriction of the vessels in the abdomen, skin, mucous membranes. Not affect the tone of blood vessels in the lungs and heart. Increases sharply, but short-lived blood pressure, excites the respiratory center, lowers the tone of the smooth muscle of the bronchi, intestines (slowed peristalsis) causes hyperglycemia, increases metabolism and improves the basic functionality of skeletal muscle. Under his influence dramatically increases myocardial oxygen consumption, distorting and electrolyte balance sazsdavat conditions for the occurrence of arrhythmia. Stimulates weak central nervous system.

Name:  Epinephrine - Synthetic Adrenaline
Trade names: Adrenaline, Epinephrine
Category: Stimulants
Type: injection
Half-Life1 minute
Optimal dosage:    0,5 – 1 mg daily
Common side effects: tachycardia, nervousness, tremor, increased blood pressure