Compare and contrast the pharmacology of adrenaline and milrinone.

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This question was best answered using a table. Better answers included: the mechanisms of
action, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, indications for use and adverse effects.
To complete the answer, the two drugs should have been compared and contrasted. There
are many areas which could be contrasted e.g. different indications, different mechanisms of
action, different half-lives and duration of action, different metabolism and different
pharmacodynamic effects, in particular the effects on the cardiovascular system and the
pulmonary circulation. Similarities should also have been highlighted