Altered cardiovascular responses to glossopharyngeal nerve stimulation in the spontaneously hypertensive rat.

Alterations in arterial blood pressure and heart rate in response to electrical stimulation of glossopharyngeal nerve (GPN) were examined in 6-10 months old, male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and age-matched Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) normotensive rats. GPN stimulation resulted in frequency-dependent decreases in arterial blood pressure in both SHR and WKY… CONTINUE READING