We have 1 heart and 2 lungs.
a. B1 – heart
b. B2 – bronchial wall
Cardioselective (B1) vs Non-selective (B1 and B2) beta blockers
Beta blockers with 1st letter from A to N are Cardioselective:
Nebivolol = NO donor
Beta blockers with 1st letter from O to Z are Non-selective:
Both alpha and beta blockers: Labetalol, Bucindolol, Carvedilol
Beta blockers with Intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA) or parital agonists
Mnemonic: Buci & Celi took Cart, Pen, Pin to Ace Lab.
- Pen-butolol, Ox-pren-olol, Al-pren-olol
Beta-blockers with Membranse stabilizing activity (MSA)/Na+ blocking action (Local anesthetic/Anti-arrhythmic activity)
Mnemonic: Professor Meto took Pin to Ace Lab.
- Propanolol (maximum MSA)