Beta-endorphin administered into the lateral ventricle of the brain causes pulmonary platelet trapping in rabbits.


Human beta-endorphin was injected into the cerebrospinal fluid in rabbits by means of a needle inserted into the lateral ventricle of the brain. Control rabbits received an equal amount of saline. beta-Endorphin induced a significant pulmonary platelet trapping compared to control. beta-Endorphin had no effect on arterial blood pressure, heart rate… (More)


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