Effect of pithing on the postjunctional sympatho-inhibitory action of captopril in cats

Pithing of anaesthetized normotensive cats significantly lowered the arterial blood pressure and augmented plasma renin activity (PRA). Captopril dose-dependently diminished mean arterial blood pressure in both pithed and intact anaesthetized normotensive cats. The hypotensive effectiveness of captopril was most pronounced in pithed cats. Captopril… (More)