Metaraminol (INN, trade name Aramine) is a potent sympathomimetic amine used in the prevention and treatment of hypotension, particularly as a complication of anesthesia.
It is an α1-adrenergic receptor agonist with some β effect.
Metaraminol is also used in the treatment of priapism. Although not approved for this use, it appears to be effective.
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