Neuroexcitatory effects of digitalis and their role in the development of cardiac arrhythmias.

@article{Gillis1972NeuroexcitatoryEO,
  title={Neuroexcitatory effects of digitalis and their role in the development of cardiac arrhythmias.},
  author={Richard A. Gillis and Anne E. Raines and Young Jin Sohn and B. Blake Levitt and Frank G. Standaert},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={1972},
  volume={183 1},
  pages={
          154-68
        }
}
The question of whether digitalis materials excite central nervous system structures to produce cardiorespiratory effects was evaluated in Dial-urethane-anesthetized cats. This was done by: 1) monitoring the spontaneous electrical activity in sympathetic, parasympathetic and phrenic nerves before and after ouabain administration and correlating the neural events with electrocardiographic, vascular and respiratory responses; 2) determining the influence of exclusion of the central nervous system… CONTINUE READING

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