Sunday, April 5, 2009

With Levophed On the Side

While enjoying homemade turkey lasagna with some non-medical friends last night, one of them pointed out how turkey always left them tired after Thanksgiving.  "Yeah, it's that chemical...dobutamine I think," another explained.  

Now if we had dobutamine in every one of our turkey sandwiches in the ER, we'd probably have a lot more tachycardic patients in our midst.  If we had to choose a drug to lace our box lunches with, I'd start with a healthy serving of Ativan sauce before anything else.  Nerd that I am, I suggested that my friends might be thinking of tryptophan instead.

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