Maria Laura Delle

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The aim of this study was to examine the effect of i.v. morphine on sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) in the rat. Adrenal SNA and renal SNA were recorded simultaneously, together with mean arterial pressure and heart rate, in chloralose-anesthetized, artificially ventilated rats. Separate groups of rats were subjected to vagotomy. In intact rats, i.v.(More)
The aim of the study was to compare pre- (pre-aSNA) and postganglionic adrenal sympathetic nerve activity (post-aSNA) and postganglionic renal sympathetic nerve activity (rSNA) in rats during arterial baroreceptor activation and haemorrhage. Adrenal multifibre nerve activity was recorded in chloralose-anaesthetized Wistar rats. To test for pre-aSNA or(More)
The aim of the study was to compare pre-ganglionic adrenal nerve activity (pre-aSNA) to post-ganglionic adrenal nerve activity (post-aSNA) in rats after administration of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG, 500 mg kg-1, i.v.), which mimicks a central hypoglycaemia or to the response in pre-aSNA and post-aSNA to hypoglycaemia after injection of insulin (5U). Renal(More)
Changes in postganglionic renal sympathetic nerve activity, arterial pressure, and heart rate were measured in conscious rats during intravenous infusion of live E. coli bacteria (10(9)/h) or bolus injection of E. coli endotoxin (20 mg/kg). Bacteria infusion was associated with a marked and parallel increase in heart rate and sympathetic activity with only(More)
2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) evokes an increase in the efferent discharge rate of the adrenal nerve in narcotized rats and rabbits. The study reported here was undertaken to determine the sympathetic nerves and blood pressure responses to i.v. 2-DG administration in awake SHR rats. An increase in adrenal sympathetic nerve activity (adrSNA) by 63% was observed(More)
The aim of the study was to examine regional changes in sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and baroreceptor function and arterial plasma catecholamines, arginine vasopressin (AVP) and plasma renin activity during morphine withdrawal in chloralose-anesthetized rats. Dependence was induced by s.c. morphine base pellets. Adrenal, renal and splanchnic SNA and SNA(More)
The aim of the study was to examine sympathetic nerve activity, heart rate and blood pressure during naloxone-precipitated withdrawal reactions in morphine-dependent rats. In two groups of rats, one group conscious and the other anaesthetized with chloralose, renal sympathetic nerve activity (rSNA), heart rate (HR) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP)(More)
In a previous study, electrically induced contractions of the gastrocnemius muscle in conscious spontaneously hypertensive rats were shown to induce a blood pressure reduction of 15-20 mmHg lasting several hours. We showed in that study that endogenous opioid systems were involved. In this study, drugs with selective affinity for different opioid receptors(More)