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The nitric oxide (NO) synthesis inhibitor NG-monomethyl L-arginine (L-NMMA) reduced NANC-mediated relaxations of isolated strips of the rat gastric fundus elicited by low frequencies or short periods of field stimulation, but D-NMMA had no effect. The inhibitory effect of L-NMMA on NANC-mediated relaxations was partially reversed by L-arginine but was not(More)
1. Adrenaline in a concentration of 1.0 microM depressed the stimulation-induced efflux of tritium from the guinea-pig atria incubated with [3H]-noradrenaline, whereas adrenaline in a concentration of 0.5 nM significantly enhanced the stimulation-induced efflux of tritium. This enhancement was blocked by metoprolol (0.1 microM) and thus appears to be(More)
1. The nitric oxide (NO) synthesis inhibitor NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA), but not D-NMMA, inhibited the NANC-mediated relaxations of the rat anococcygeus muscle, but did not affect the relaxation produced by sodium nitroprusside. 2. The inhibitory effect of L-NMMA was reversed by L-arginine but not by D-arginine, and prior exposure to L-arginine(More)
1. The inhibitory innervation of the taenia of the guinea-pig caecum has been studied, after blocking the responses to stimulation of excitatory cholinergic nerves with atropine.2. Stimulation of the perivascular nerves supplying the taenia caused relaxations. These nerves had properties which were typical of sympathetic post-ganglionic adrenergic nerves.(More)