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It is evident that in the last decade or so, a vast amount of new information has become available concerning the various 5-HT receptor types and their characteristics. This derives from two main research approaches, operational pharmacology, using selective ligands (both agonists and antagonists), and, more recently, molecular biology. Although the(More)
Neuropathic pain or persistent dysesthesias may be initiated by mechanical, chemical, or ischemic damage to peripheral sensory nerves. In animal models of neuropathic pain, transection or constrictive injury to peripheral nerves produces ectopic discharges originating at both injury sites and related dorsal root ganglia (DRG), and, consequently,(More)
Experiments were undertaken to characterize pharmacologically a neuronal receptor to 5-HT in guinea pig ileum. Segments of longitudinal muscle myenteric plexus preparations were treated with phenoxybenzamine and exposed to submaximal electrical field stimulation to evoke the cholinergically mediated "twitch" response. The ability of 5-HT to enhance the(More)
Agonist-induced desensitization has been utilized to discriminate and independently "isolate" the neuronal excitatory receptors to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the guinea pig ileum (5-HT3 and putative 5-HT4 receptors). Electrically stimulated longitudinal muscle myenteric plexus preparations, and non-stimulated segments of whole ileum were used. Exposure(More)
Experiments were conducted in the isolated perfused rat kidney to determine the mechanism of unsurmountable antagonism by metergoline toward the vasoconstrictor response to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). Three possible mechanisms were investigated: 1) multiple receptors for 5-HT; 2) pseudoirreversible inhibition; and 3) allosteric modulation of 5-HT receptors.(More)
1. The present study shows that 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) inhibits electrically-evoked contractions of isolated urinary bladder strips from Rhesus and Cynomolgus monkeys via activation of 5-HT4 receptors. 2. 5-HT (0.1 nM-10 microM) produced concentration-dependent inhibition of the contractile response to electrical stimulation yielding a pEC50 of 7.8(More)
The effect of 5-hydroxytryptamine and renzapride was studied on the peristaltic reflex elicited in vitro in the guinea-pig ileum. Both agents evoked the reflex at subthreshold intraluminal pressures (50% of threshold) and were blocked by ICS 205-930 (3 microM), but not ondansetron (5 microM). This novel finding suggests strongly that the prokinetic action(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential role for a selective alpha1-adrenoceptor agonist in the treatment of urinary stress incontinence. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study design was employed. Half log incremental doses of intravenous methoxamine or placebo (saline) were administered to a group of women with genuine(More)
A Compiler Project for Translating a C Subset to SPARC Assembly Language" (1993). Abstract We present a complete description of a project for a compiler that translates a subset of the C programming language to SPARC assembler language. The project is suitable for a one semester undergraduate course on compilers and interpreters based on the text of Aho,(More)