chapter  4
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Beta-adrenoceptor agonists: clinical use

ByM. Cazzola, M. G. Matera

Numerous agents of differing pharmacological properties are available for clinical use [3,4]. β-Agonists are classified by their selectivity, duration of action, affinity, potency and efficacy [4]. Two major classes of β-agonists are currently available, which differ in their duration of action.