Sympathetic adrenergic blockade effects upon operantly conditioned blood pressure elevations in baboons.

Abstract

Sympathetic adrenergic nervous activity during operantly conditioned hypertension was evaluated by assessing the effects of specific alpha-(phentolamine or phenoxybenzamine) and beta- (propranolol) adrenergic blockers in baboons reinforced for increasing diastolic pressure in daily, 12-h sessions. In the first 10 min of control (no blockade) sessions, mean… (More)

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