Inhalation of substance P and thiorphan: acute toxicity and effects on respiration in conscious guinea pigs.


Substance P is a tachykinin and a biologically active neuropeptide. The peptide produces salivation, neuronal excitation, vasodilatation, increased vascular permeability and contraction of smooth muscles in the respiratory tract. The study was designed to evaluate the acute effects in guinea pigs of inhaled aerosolized Substance P (SP). Apart from the acute… (More)


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