Nature of hypo- and hyperthermia induced by the calcium antagonist nicardipine.


The effects of nicardipine, a calcium channel blocking agent, injected into the cerebral ventricles, (i.c.v.), on the body temperature of unanaesthetized cats have been investigated. Nicardipine produced a biphasic effect on body temperature: a transient dose-dependent decline followed by a longlasting elevation. The fall, but not the rise, of body… (More)


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