Anaesthesia – MCQ 31 – Induced hypotension during surgery

Which of the following agents is not used to provide induced hypotension during surgery?
A. Sodium nitroprusside
B. Hydralazine
C. Mephentermine
D. Esmolol

Correct answer : C. Mephentermine

Mephentermine is acts as an agonist on alpha and beta adrenergic receptors. This causes increased in cardiac output and blood pressure. Hence it cannot be used to induce hypotension.

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