Responses of isolated human epigastric arteries to histamine.

Responses to histamine have been studied on ring preparations of epigastric artery obtained from normal and from pregnancy-induced hypertensive (PIH) women to characterize the mode of action of histamine in this vascular preparation. In non-contracted arterial rings, histamine elicited concentration-dependent H1 receptor-mediated contractions, competitively… CONTINUE READING