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A 23-year-old woman is using a terbutaline inhaler for frequent acute episodes of asthma and describes symptoms that she ascribes to the terbutaline. Which of the following is not a recognized action of terbutaline?



A Diuretic effect

B Positive inotropic effect

C Skeletal muscle tremor

D Smooth muscle relaxation

E Tachycardia

Ans. A Diuretic effect

Terbutaline is a "'selective" [β-receptor agonist, but in moderate to high doses it induces β1 cardiac effects as well as β2-mediated smooth and skeletal muscle effects. It does not have diuretic action.

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