Inhibitory effect of cocaine on calcium mobilization in cultured rat myocardial cells.


Cocaine can produce both positive and negative inotropy. The mechanism of cocaine-induced negative inotropy is poorly understood. In order to evaluate the inhibitory effect of cocaine on myocardial contractility, its action on potassium chloride-induced depolarization, release of calcium from sarcoplasmic reticulum, and sarcolemmal sodium-calcium exchange… (More)