Dopamine-induced depression of adrenergic nerve-mediated contraction of smooth muscle.

1 Dopamine (0.25-1.0 micrometer) applied extraluminally depressed vasoconstrictor responses of the perfused rabbit ear artery to low frequency adrenergic nerve stimulation. 2 The depressant effect of dopamine was prevented in the presence of haloperidol (0.1 micrometer) but not in the presence of phentolamine (0.03-0.14 micrometer). 3 Extraluminal dopamine… CONTINUE READING