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(±)-Epinephrine hydrochloride

Synonym: (±)-Adrenalin, 4-(1-Hydroxy-2-[methylamino]ethyl)-1,2-benzenediol hydrochloride

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Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

Adrenergic receptor agonist.

Epinephrine improves systemic pressure during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is used post cardiac arrest. The levels of epinephrine increases during trauma, sepsis and hypoglycemia resulting in increased cardiac rate and contractility. It is used in the treatment of acute anaphylaxis. Use of epinephrine hydrochloride enables dilation of pupil during intraocular lens (IOL) implantation surgery.

Packaging

5, 25 g in glass bottle

Application

(±)-Epinephrine hydrochloride has been used:
• in the induction of renalase expression in Human renal proximal tubular epithelial cells
• in the infusion studies to test its effect on heart rate and eye temperature measurements in bull
• as a medium supplement for the stimulation of endothelial progenitor cells

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General description

Epinephrine (adrenalin) is synthesized from norepinephrine (noradrenalin) by the action of the enzyme phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase. Epinephrine comprises 5%-10% of the total catecholamines in the central nervous system. It is a mixed α/β-adrenergic receptor agonist and stimulates these receptors. Their site of synthesis is adrenal medulla and it travels through the vascular systems. Its breakdown occurs in the central nervous system (CNS), liver and kidney.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS06  GHS06
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 2811 6.1 / PGII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
DO3330000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin


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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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