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Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2000 Oct;16(5):328-9.

Dexmedetomidine--a novel sedative for postoperative sedation.

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St. George's Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Dexmedetomidine is new sedative being developed for use in postoperative sedation in ICU. It acts at a 2 adrenoceptors to produce sedation, anxiolysis and analgesia. Patients remain easily rousable and do not suffer significant respiratory depression, consequently dexmedetomidine may be continued post extubation.

PMID:
11000607
DOI:
10.1054/iccn.2000.1529
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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