Cardiovascular responses to intrathecal dopamine receptor agonists after spinal transection in conscious rats.


OBJECTIVE The cardiovascular responses to transient intrathecal administration of dopamine agonists were studied daily in chronically prepared rats that had been spinally transected or were sham operated. The goals were (1) to determine the group differences in evoked heart rate and arterial pressure responses and (2) to determine, within the transected… (More)