Effect of nifedipine on the contractile function of the rat diaphragm in vitro.


The isometric contractile response of the directly-stimulated rat diaphragm was studied before and following addition of the calcium channel blocker, nifedipine. Nifedipine (10 micrograms/ml and 30 micrograms/ml bath concentrations) significantly increased isometric force output during twitch and unfused tetanic stimulation. Force potentiation during… (More)


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