Serotonin and other vasoactive agents in experimental decompression sickness.

@article{Clark1969SerotoninAO,
  title={Serotonin and other vasoactive agents in experimental decompression sickness.},
  author={Mary Lou Clark and Richard B. Philp and Charles W. Gowdey},
  journal={Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology},
  year={1969},
  volume={47 12},
  pages={
          1033-5
        }
}
Abstract : A number of vasoactive agents were screened for their effects on the indidence and severity of decompression sickness in rats by a standardized bends-inducing procedure involving compression, decompression, and exercise at altitude. None of the substances in the dosage schedules used altered the incidence of bends, but serotonin markedly increased the severity. This result is interesting in view of recent observations from this laboratory on the role of platelets in decompression… Expand
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