Biochemical and functional effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on the heart of female rats.

Biochemical, functional and morphologic effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on the hearts of female rats were examined. Six days after the treatment of rats with TCDD, the blood pressures and resting heart rates were significantly less than in control animals. Treated animals were also less responsive to the effects of the beta-1 agonist… CONTINUE READING