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Veratrum viride; hypotensive and cardiac effects of intravenous use.

@article{Elek1953VeratrumVH,
  title={Veratrum viride; hypotensive and cardiac effects of intravenous use.},
  author={Stephen R. Elek and J D McNair and George Chetwynd Griffith},
  journal={California medicine},
  year={1953},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={
          300-5
        }
}
The hypotensive action of veratrum viride given intravenously was studied in 24 patients, 22 of them hypertensive and 2 normotensive. Vasodepression of considerable but variable degree was obtained in all patients. Maximum hypotension occurred 8 to 15 minutes after injection and relative hypotension usually lasted at least two hours. In four patients subnormal hypotension occurred but there were no clinical manifestations of shock. The blood pressure rose promptly when pressor drugs were… 
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