Functional alterations of mesenteric vascular bed, vas deferens and intestinal tracts in a rat hindlimb unloading model of microgravity.

@article{Salvatore2004FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional alterations of mesenteric vascular bed, vas deferens and intestinal tracts in a rat hindlimb unloading model of microgravity.},
  author={G de Salvatore and Jean-François Desaphy and Ada Piepoli and Linda Natale and Maria Antonietta De Salvia and Carlo Ivan Mitolo and Giuseppe Renna and Diana Conte-Camerino and D Mitolo-chieppa},
  journal={Autonomic & autacoid pharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={45-54}
}
1. Prolonged bed rest or exposure to microgravity may cause several alterations in autonomic nervous system response (ANSR). 2. Hindlimb unloading (HU) rats were used as an animal model of simulated microgravity to investigate ANSR changes. The experiments were carried out to investigate the effects of simulated microgravity on the autonomic nervous response of the perfused mesenteric vascular bed (MVB), vas deferens and the colon and duodenum from 2-week HU rats. 3. In MVB preparations of HU… CONTINUE READING