Hypotensive and bradycardic effects of centrally administered vasopressin in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats.

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The cardiovascular effects of centrally administered arginine vasopressin were studied in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats and Wistar-Kyoto rats. Arginine vasopressin was infused intracerebroventricularly into conscious rats at a rate of 2 pg/kg/min (4.6 microliter/hr) for 21 hours, and blood pressure and heart rate were monitored. Arginine… (More)

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