Intravenous administration of L-arginine increases retinal and choroidal blood flow.

@article{Garhfer2005IntravenousAO,
  title={Intravenous administration of L-arginine increases retinal and choroidal blood flow.},
  author={Gerhard Garh{\"o}fer and Hemma Resch and Solveig Lung and Guenther Weigert and Leopold Schmetterer},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={69-76}
}
PURPOSE Nitric oxide (NO) is among the most important regulators of ocular perfusion. L-arginine, an amino acid, is the precursor of NO synthesis. The aim of the present study was to determine whether administration of L-arginine affects ocular blood flow. DESIGN L-arginine (1 g/min) or placebo was administered intravenously for 30 minutes in 12 healthy volunteers in a randomized, double-masked, two-way cross-over design. METHODS Ocular hemodynamics were measured before, in the last 10… CONTINUE READING

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