Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase attenuates cutaneous vasodilation during warm moxibustion-like thermal stimulation in humans.

OBJECTIVES This study investigated if nitric oxide (NO) and/or prostaglandin (PG) are responsible for cutaneous vasodilation during warm moxibustion-like thermal stimulation (WMTS). DESIGN For two protocols, two microdialysis membranes were placed in the medial forearm skin. In the first protocol (n=8), the sites were randomly assigned and perfused with N… (More)