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Descriptor English: Cardiotonic Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Cardiotónicos
Descriptor Portuguese: Cardiotônicos
Descriptor French: Cardiotoniques
Entry term(s): Cardiac Stimulants
Cardioprotective Agents
Cardiotonic Drugs
Cardiotonics
Inotropic Agents, Positive Cardiac
Myocardial Stimulants
Tree number(s): D27.505.954.411.222
D27.720.799.080
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002316
Scope note: Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Annotation: do not confuse with CARDIOTOXINS
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Cardiac Glycosides (1966-1979)
Sympathomimetics (1966-1979)
specific drug or agent (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note: 80
History Note: 80
DeCS ID: 2357
Unique ID: D002316
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Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/02/28
Revision Date: 2007/07/11
Cardiotonic Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0003471
Scope note Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Preferred term Cardiotonic Agents
Entry term(s) Cardiac Stimulants
Cardioprotective Agents
Cardiotonic Drugs
Cardiotonics
Inotropic Agents, Positive Cardiac
Myocardial Stimulants



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