Nicotinic- and muscarinic-evoked release of canine adrenal catecholamines and peptides.

The tissue content and overflow of norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (Epi), dopamine (DA), Met-enkephalin (Met-Enk), and neuropeptide Y (NPY) from isolated, retrogradely perfused dog adrenal glands were studied. Under resting conditions, approximately 25% of the overflow of autocoids from the glands was Ca2+ dependent; the cholinergic antagonists… (More)