Eucalyptol, an essential oil, reduces contractile activity in rat cardiac muscle.

@article{Soares2005EucalyptolAE,
  title={Eucalyptol, an essential oil, reduces contractile activity in rat cardiac muscle.},
  author={M. C. Soares and C. Damiani and C. Moreira and I. Stefanon and D. Vassallo},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2005},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          453-61
        }
}
  • M. C. Soares, C. Damiani, +2 authors D. Vassallo
  • Published 2005
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas
Eucalyptol is an essential oil that relaxes bronchial and vascular smooth muscle although its direct actions on isolated myocardium have not been reported. We investigated a putative negative inotropic effect of the oil on left ventricular papillary muscles from male Wistar rats weighing 250 to 300 g, as well as its effects on isometric force, rate of force development, time parameters, post-rest potentiation, positive inotropic interventions produced by Ca2+ and isoproterenol, and on tetanic… Expand
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