Metoprolol, but not atenolol, reduces stress induced neuropeptide Y release in pigs.

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OBJECTIVES To explore if β-adrenergic receptors in the brain are involved in acute and delayed cardiovascular responses to a brief emotional stress, by comparing the effects of the β1-blockers metoprolol (lipophilic) and atenolol (hydrophilic). DESIGN Male dominant pigs, singleliving, freely moving, with telemetric recordings of intra-arterial pressure… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/14017431.2010.498923

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