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In "chronically" but not in acutely decerebrated cats, submersion of the head caused apnoea and marked bradycardia, associated with a maintained or slightly raised arterial pressure. Since these reflex adjustments, though very reproducible, occurred with a varying latency and could be induced also by nasal injection of water, they appeared to be, at lest in(More)
Behavioural, cardiovascular and gastric responses induced by fastigial stimulation were observed in conscious cats with gastric fistulas, indwelling fastigial electrodes and arterial catheters. Fastigial stimulation elicited oral behaviours, e.g. grooming and chewing, together with tachycardia and pressor responses, while gastric motility was unaffected in(More)
The acute effects of propranolol, 1 mg/kg i.v., were studied in chloralosed, vagotomized cats. The vascularly isolated but innervated calf muscles were perfused from another animal. In one group of experiments, the carotid baroreceptors were exposed to ambient arterial pressure. Here, propranolol caused a fall in heart rate and an increase in resistance of(More)
In acute experiments on chloralosed cats gastric motility, blood pressure and heart rate were investigated for influences exerted by the fastigial nucleus. Besides pressor responses, fastigial stimulation could produce either gastric excitation or relaxation and the background of these responses was analysed by selective nerve sectioning and administration(More)