- See: HTN
- given IV for marked elevation of BP;
- causes decrease in peripheral resistance & increase in venous capacity, due to direct action on vascular smooth muscle;
- this may be accomanied by Tachycardia;
- in emergencies: 2.5-5mg may be given IV;
- 5-10 mcg/kg/min by continuous IV
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, December 19, 2011 12:31 pm