- See: HTN 
- Discussion:

- 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