David K. Detweiler

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The characteristics of the carotid sinus baroreceptor (CSB) reflex control of arterial pressure-flow relations were studied in young (18 mo) and old (10.5 yr) racing greyhounds anesthetized with chloralose. Pressure and flow were simultaneously measured in the ascending aorta, the celiac, superior mesenteric, renal, and iliac arteries under steady-state(More)
A diet supplemented with cholesterol and coconut oil is atherogenic in dogs. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of this diet on red cells in pure-bred beagles and greyhounds. Within 3 days after the initiation of this diet red cell cholesterol/phospholipid increased and membrane fluidity decreased, with maximum changes attained by(More)
The effects of experimental (dietary) atherosclerosis on arteries from racing greyhounds were studied. Measurements of pressure and external diameter were made on islated carotid and iliac arteries under active (norepinephrine, 5 microgram/ml) and passive (zero Ca2+ and 2 mM EGTA) smooth muscle conditions. Iliac arteries from diet-fed animals demonstrated(More)
This study was undertaken to define certain differences in cardiovascular function between mongrel (M) and greyhound (GH) dogs. In unanesthetized, trained, chronically instrumented animals mean arterial pressure was significantly higher in the GH (118 vs. 98 mmHg). This was associated with a significantly higher cardiac index in the GH (4.3 vs 3.1(More)
The spontaneous arterial diseases of the dog relevant to safety assessment studies of drugs are the extramural coronary arteritis of Hartman, intramural coronary arteriosclerosis (with amyloid deposition) occurring in older dogs with cardiac disability, intramural arteriosclerosis without amyloid deposition in the left ventricle of dogs with congenital(More)