The indirect effect of Tityus discrepans on rabbit pulmonary vasculature.

@article{Novoa2003TheIE,
  title={The indirect effect of Tityus discrepans on rabbit pulmonary vasculature.},
  author={Eva Novoa and Gina D'suze and Michael F. Winter and Astrid Crespo and Maria Alejandra Tortoledo and H{\'e}ctor Marcano and Eliot Friedman and Carlos Sevcik and Joseph Zabner and Roberto S{\'a}nchez de Le{\'o}n},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={33-41}
}
Serum (IS) was obtained 0.5, 2, 4 or 6 h after inoculating s.c. six rabbits (approximately 2 kg) in each time period with 1 mg/kg of Tityus discrepans (Td) venom; the control was serum obtained from four rabbits 4 h after injecting them 1 ml s.c. of 0.9% NaCl. IS produced a transient (<25 min) rise in pulmonary artery pressure of isolated and perfused rabbit lungs, other lung parameters were not altered. We found that both scorpion venom and IS produced a approximately 50% transient increase of… CONTINUE READING