Beta1-adrenergic agonist

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Beta1-adrenergic agonists, also known as Beta1-adrenergic receptor agonists, are a class of drugs that bind selectively to the beta-1 adrenergic receptor. As a result, they act more selectively upon the heart.


Examples include denopamine,[1][2] dobutamine, and xamoterol.


  1. Sakuma T, Hida M, Nambu Y; et al. (2001). "Beta1-adrenergic agonist is a potent stimulator of alveolar fluid clearance in hyperoxic rat lungs". Jpn. J. Pharmacol. 85 (2): 161–6. PMID 11286398. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. Nishio R, Matsumori A, Shioi T; et al. (1998). "Denopamine, a beta1-adrenergic agonist, prolongs survival in a murine model of congestive heart failure induced by viral myocarditis: suppression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha production in the heart". J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 32 (3): 808–15. PMID 9741531. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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