Dual inhibition of platelet-activating factor and arachidonic acid metabolism by ajmaline and effect on carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema.


The effects of ajmaline on human platelet aggregation, arachidonate metabolism and platelet activating factor (PAF)-induced lethality in rabbits were examined. Platelet aggregation induced by several stimuli (ADP, collagen, and PAF) was inhibited by increasing concentrations of ajmaline. The potency of ajmaline was higher when PAF was employed as… (More)


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