Aggravating action of hydralazine on ethanol-induced gastric lesions.


Endogenous nitric oxide has been proposed as one of the mediators of gastric cytoprotection. We studied the effect of the vasodilator hydralazine which acts via nitric oxide and thus is expected to have a gastroprotective action. However, hydralazine aggravates ethanol-induced gastric lesions. This effect is not influenced by pretreatment with the selective alpha 1 adrenergic antagonist prazosin but is abolished by the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, captopril suggesting the involvement of the renin-angiotensin system.

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@article{Bhandare1992AggravatingAO, title={Aggravating action of hydralazine on ethanol-induced gastric lesions.}, author={Padma Narayan Bhandare and Padmanabh V. Rataboli and R S Diniz D'Souza and V G Dhume}, journal={Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology}, year={1992}, volume={36 2}, pages={130-2} }