Vagal stimulation induces increased pulmonary vascular permeability in guinea pig.

@article{Liu1994VagalSI,
  title={Vagal stimulation induces increased pulmonary vascular permeability in guinea pig.},
  author={Shu Fang Liu and H. P. Kuo and Mary Noelle Sheppard and Peter J Barnes and Timothy W. Evans},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={149 3 Pt 1},
  pages={744-50}
}
The effects of vagal stimulation on pulmonary vascular permeability were studied in guinea pigs in vivo using 125I-labeled albumin as a marker of plasma extravasation. Bilateral vagus nerve stimulation (NS) significantly increased the plasma leakage index in both parenchyma and tracheobronchial tissues. The NS-induced plasma leakage in the parenchyma was unaffected by the alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist phentolamine, the muscarinic receptor antagonist atropine, the ganglionic blocker… CONTINUE READING