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To study whether ventricular overdrive pacing (VOP) induces preconditioning, rabbits were equipped with right ventricular electrode catheters for pacing and intracavital recording and polyethylene cannulas in the left ventricle and right carotid artery to measure intraventricular pressure and blood pressure. One week after surgery in conscious animals, VOP(More)
Field stimulation relaxed the sphincter of Oddi muscle rings of the rabbit after incubation with phentolamine, oxprenolol and atropine (all 1 microM). The relaxation was blocked by NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (30 microM) and was reversed by 3 mM L-arginine but not D-arginine. Sphincter of Oddi preparations from hypercholesterolaemic rabbits exhibited(More)
An 18-year-old mongoloid girl (trisomy 21) of Asian descent presented two symptoms rarely associated with mongolism (Down's syndrome). (1) Brain stem calcification; the first case diagnosed in vivo in mongolism on computerized axial tomography. (2) Hallucinatory psychotic depression; the first case successfully treated, to full recovery from the psychosis,(More)
We studied the role of the L-arginine-nitric oxide (NO) pathway in non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic (NANC) relaxation of the rabbit sphincter of Oddi by recording changes in isometric tension in response to electrical field stimulation in two series of experiments. In a first set of experiments, biliary sphincters of Oddi removed from New Zealand white(More)
1. Tolerance to the hypotensive effect of nitroglycerin (NG) blocks preconditioning induced by rapid ventricular pacing (RVP) in rabbits. In the present work the effect of continuous versus intermittent treatment with transdermal nitroglycerin on the pacing-induced preconditioning phenomenon was studied in conscious rabbits. 2. RVP (500 beats min-1 over 5(More)
Myocardial ischemia assessed by intracavital ST-segment elevation, shortening of ventricular effective refractory period (VERP), and increase in left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) was provoked by ventricular overdrive pacing (VOP) in conscious rabbits. Cromakalim (10 micrograms/kg), an ATP-sensitive K+ channel opener, and cicletanine (30(More)