Differences in the myocardial depressant action of thiopental and halothane.

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The negative inotropic effects of thiopental (10-30 mg/L) and halothane (0.5-1.5%) were compared in rabbit papillary muscles under various stimulation conditions to gain insight into the action of these anesthetics on the availability of Ca2+ for the activation of myocardial contractile activity. The negative inotropic effect of thiopental was more… (More)

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@article{Komai1984DifferencesIT, title={Differences in the myocardial depressant action of thiopental and halothane.}, author={Hirochika Komai and B F Rusy}, journal={Anesthesia and analgesia}, year={1984}, volume={63 3}, pages={313-8} }