Heptaminol is an amino alcohol which is classified as a vasodilator ({ATC|C01|DX08}). It is sometimes used in the treatment of low blood pressure, particularly orthostatic hypotension. It is a potent positive inotrope (improving cardiac contraction) It is classified as a doping substance. In 2008, the cyclist Dmitriy Fofonov was tested positive at...
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<chemical> An amino alcohol that has been used as a myocardial stimulant and vasodilator and to relieve bronchospasm. Its most common therapeutic use is in orthostatic hypotension. The mechanism of heptaminol's therapeutic actions is not well understood although it has been suggested to affect catecholamine release or calcium metabolism. ... ...
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