Pentolinium belongs to the family of drugs known as ganglionic blocking agents. It can be used as an
antihypertensivedrug during surgery or to control hypertensive crises. It works by binding to the acetylcholinereceptor of adrenergic nerves and thereby inhibiting the release of noradrenalineand adrenaline. Blocking this receptor leads to smooth musclerelaxation and vasodilatation. Pentolinium can be given orally, injected intramuscularly or administered intravenously.
* [http://redpoll.pharmacy.ualberta.ca/drugbank/cgi-bin/getCard.cgi?CARD=APRD00038.txt DrugBank: Pentolinium]
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