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The effects of L-659,066, a peripheral α2-adrenoceptor antagonist, and verapamil on the cardiovascular influences of dexmedetomidine in conscious sheep.
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PMID:  20840386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated whether administration of L-659,066, a peripheral α(2) -adrenoceptor antagonist, or verapamil, a calcium-channel antagonist, would prevent the cardiovascular effects of dexmedetomidine. Eleven sheep received three intravenous treatments with a randomized, cross-over design: dexmedetomidine (5 μg/kg, DEX); DEX with L-659,066 (250 μg/kg, DEX + L); and verapamil (0.05 mg/kg) 10 min prior to DEX (Ver + DEX). Haemodynamics were recorded at intervals upto 40 min. Acute increases in mean arterial pressure (MAP) (106 ± 10.7 to 120.8 ± 11.7 mmHg), central venous pressure (CVP) (3.3 ± 3.2 to 14.7 ± 5.0 mmHg) and systemic vascular resistance (SVR) (1579 ± 338 to 2301 ± 523 dyne s/cm(5) ), and decreases in cardiac output (CO) (5.36 ± 0.87 to 3.93 ± 1.30 L/min) and heart rate (HR) (88.6 ± 15.3 to 49.7 ± 5.5/min) were detected with DEX. The peak SVR remained lower after Ver + DEX (1835 ± 226 dyne s/cm(5) ) than DEX alone, but the other parameters did not significantly differ between these treatments. 2 min after drug delivery, differences between DEX and DEX + L were statistically significant for all measured haemodynamic parameters. With DEX + L, an early decrease in MAP (99.9 ± 6.8 to 89.3 ± 6.6 mmHg) was detected, and DEX + L induced a slight but significant increase in CVP and a decrease in HR at the end of the observation period, while SVR and CO did not significantly change. All animals were assessed as deeply sedated from 2-20 min with no differences between treatments. L-659,066 has great potential for clinical use to prevent the cardiovascular effects of dexmedetomidine mediated by peripheral α(2) -adrenoceptors, whereas the effects of verapamil were marginal.
M R Raekallio; J M Honkavaara; O M Vainio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1365-2885     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-15     Completed Date:  2011-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910920     Medline TA:  J Vet Pharmacol Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Antagonists / pharmacology
Blood Pressure / drug effects*
Calcium Channel Blockers / pharmacology
Cardiac Output / drug effects
Cross-Over Studies
Dexmedetomidine / pharmacology*
Heart Rate / drug effects*
Hypnotics and Sedatives / pharmacology
Quinolizines / pharmacology*
Vascular Resistance / drug effects*
Verapamil / pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Antagonists; 0/Calcium Channel Blockers; 0/Hypnotics and Sedatives; 0/Quinolizines; 113775-47-6/Dexmedetomidine; 114914-42-0/L 659066; 52-53-9/Verapamil

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