Benny Washington

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Cadmium (Cd) is frequently used in various industrial applications and is a ubiquitous environmental toxicant, also present in tobacco smoke. An important route of exposure is the circulatory system whereas blood vessels are considered to be main stream organs of Cd toxicity. Our previous results indicate that cadmium chloride (CdCl2) affects mean arterial(More)
It has been suggested that serotonin serves as a neurotransmitter in the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. While some studies of identified groups of central neurons have been conducted, little is known concerning the neuronal organization in Limulus central ganglia. This study was undertaken to determine the localization of serotoninergic neurons in the(More)
The in vivo mechanisms underlying the actions of modulating Na(+)- and Ca(2+)-sensitive channels and its effect on basal histamine release in the cerebral cortex of freely-moving unanesthetized rats was investigated. Basal histamine release in the cerebral cortex was determined by in vivo microdialysis coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
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