Prenatal nicotine exposure induces cardiac adrenergic subsensitivity in adult rats.

Adult offsprings of Wistar female rats treated during pregnancy (days 1-20) with nicotine (1 mg/kg s.c.,b.i.d.), were tested in order to detect possible alterations in the reactivity of the cardiovascular system to sympathetic agonists. Dose-response curves to the pressor response of noradrenaline (NA) did not show any differences between control and… CONTINUE READING