Menthol relaxes rat aortae, mesenteric and coronary arteries by inhibiting calcium influx.

@article{Cheang2013MentholRR,
  title={Menthol relaxes rat aortae, mesenteric and coronary arteries by inhibiting calcium influx.},
  author={Wai San Cheang and Muk Yan Lam and Wing Tak Wong and Xiao Yu Tian and Chi Wai Lau and Zhiming Zhu and Xiao-qiang Yao and Yu Huang},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={702 1-3},
  pages={79-84}
}
Menthol, a naturally occurring compound in mint, is known to give cold sensation. However, previous findings about its pharmacological activity in blood vessels are full of paradox. The present study investigated the action of menthol on vascular reactivity in different arteries isolated from male Sprague-Dawley rats, e.g. aortae, main mesenteric arteries and coronary arteries. The arterial segments were suspended in organ bath or in wire myograph for measurement of isometric force. Menthol… CONTINUE READING
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