"Cardiotonic Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
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which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
- Cardiotonic Agents
- Cardiac Stimulants
- Inotropic Agents, Positive Cardiac
- Cardiotonic Drugs
- Myocardial Stimulants
- Cardioprotective Agents
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