Studies in the rat on the haemodynamic overshoot response to withdrawal of guanfacine or clonidine treatment.

1. Normal rats were injected intramuscularly twice daily for either 3 days or 3 weeks with guanfacine (0.1 or 1.0 mg/kg), clonidine (0.01 or 0.1 mg/kg) or 0.9% saline. All were anaesthetized at various times before or after the last injection, and their arterial pressures and heart rates were monitored via a carotid artery catheter. 2. Overshoots in… (More)