Central serotonergic activity after neurogenic hypertension.


Sinoaortic denervated rats, 24 h after operation, showed a 25% increase in the central (hypothalamus, frontal cortex, midbrain, pons and medulla oblongata) tryptophan content and about a 70% rise in plasma free fatty acid (NEFA) concentration. The synaptosomal serotonin (5-HT) uptake and tryptophan hydroxylase activity of slices from these central areas… (More)


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