The influence of hemorrhagic shock on etomidate: a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis.

UNLABELLED We studied the influence of hemorrhagic shock on the pharmacology of etomidate in swine. Sixteen swine were randomly assigned to control and shock groups. The shock group was bled to a mean arterial blood pressure of 50 mm Hg and held there until 30 mL/kg blood was removed. Etomidate 300 micro g x kg(-1) x min(-1) was infused for 10 min to both… CONTINUE READING