An inhibitory role of beta-endorphin in central cardiovascular regulation.


The cardiovascular effects of beta-endorphin after administration directly into the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) of urethane anaesthetised rats were investigated. Unilateral injection resulted in a dose related fall in mean arterial pressure and heart rate. No change in respiratory frequency was prevented and the bradycardia reduced by pretreatment with… (More)


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