Modulatory effect of brain acetylcholine on reflex-induced bradycardia and tachycardia in conscious rats.


The effects of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection of physostigmine and hemicholinium-3 (HC-3) on reflex bradycardia and tachycardia have been studied in unanesthetized rats. The reflex increases and decreases in heart rate were elicited by i.v. injection of norepinephrine and sodium nitroprusside, respectively. Physostigmine (5-10 micrograms… (More)