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  • n. A type 3 pyridine phosphodiesterase inhibitor used to treat congestive heart failure.
  • n. Former name for inamrinone (changed in 2000 to avoid confusion with amiodarone).

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  • n. a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium

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  • There have been no studies of amrinone in patients with sepsis.

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  • We, therefore, hypothesized that endotoxin induced renal injury by activating phosphodiesterase 3 (PDE3) which metabolizes cAMP and that amrinone an inhibitor of PDE3 would prevent the renal injury.

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