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The effects of clonidine (15-30 mug/kg i.v.) on carotid sinus and other baroreceptors were investigated in anesthetized dogs. In 14 control dogs, right carotid sinus pressure was controlled by retrograde perfusion through the common carotid artery at constant flow with femoral arterial blood. Graded reductions in heart rate and blood pressure induced by(More)
Antagonism of pressor responses to sympathetic outflow stimulation and alpha-adrenoceptor agonists in pithed spontaneously hypertensive rats was used to estimate postsynaptic alpha-adrenoceptor blocking activity of mianserin, phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, piperoxan and yohimbine. Estimation of presynaptic alpha-adrenoceptor blocking activity of these(More)
Atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) increases sodium (Na+) and water excretion 8-10 fold on repeated administration to anesthetized rats. SCH-23390 (80 micrograms/kg i.v.) and R-sulpiride (80 micrograms/kg i.v.), selective antagonists of dopamine receptors in the renal vasculature, inhibited diuresis and natriuresis induced by AP III and dopamine. These(More)
The effects of the tetracyclic antidepressant oxaprotiline and its two optically active enantiomers on the norepinephrine (NE) receptor coupled adenylate cyclase system were determined in slices of the rat cerebral cortex. While oxaprotiline does not change the response of the cyclic AMP generating system to NE after a single dose, chronic administration of(More)