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Adrenergic drugs

DRUGS THAT MODULATE ADRENERGIC TRANSMISSION

Adrenergic agonists

Direct αagonists

Direct α1-agonists imidazolines (nasal decongestants)

Direct α2-agonists imidazolines (antihypertensive)

Direct α2-agonists guanidines

  • Guanabenz (analogue compound of clonidine but without the imidazoline ring)
  • Guanfacine (analogue compound of clonidine but without the imidazoline ring)

α-agonists with mixed action

Direct β1-agonists

Direct β2-agonists “tocolytics”

Short acting β2-agonists

Catechol derivatives

Long acting β2-agonists

Resorcinol derivatives
Saligenin derivatives

Ultra-long acting β2-agonists

Direct β3-agonists

Adrenergic antagonists

Direct αantagonists

Non-elective

β-haloalkylamine
Disulfur tetramines
Imidazolines

α1– selective antagonists

Quinazoline

α2– selective antagonists

Tricyclic derivatives

Direct β-antagonists

β-antagonists aryloxypropanolamine derivatives

β1-selective antagonists aryloxypropanolamine derivatives

Indirect adrenergic antagonists

Inhibitors of catecholamine biosynthesis
Inhibitors of catecholamine storage
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