Modulatory role of 5-HT3 receptors in gastric function and ethanol-induced mucosal damage in rat stomachs.

The involvement of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in gastric function and mucosal damage has been defined. 5-HT also potentiates lesion formation in animals. The current study investigated further whether these actions are mediated through 5-HT3 receptors in rats. Ondansetron, a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, was given subcutaneously, 2 or 4 mg/kg, 30 min before… (More)