Effects on Metabolism
  • Increase basal metabolic rate of most tissues (Long duration of action):
    • Increased heat production
    • Increases cardiac metabolic rate:
      • Ionotropic / chronotropic effect
    • Increased lipolysis & gluconeogenesis
Effect on Beta Receptors
  • Increases number and sensitivity of B adrenoceptors
    • Sensitises catecholamines
    • Sensitises effects of insulin
  • Increase in heart rate (HR) and myocardial contractility leading to an increase in cardiac output
Effect on Growth and Development
  • Increases Growth hormone
  • Vital in growth and development of nervous system:
    • Neuronal myelination
    • Nerve axon growth