Ventrolateral medullary pressor area: site of hypotensive action of clonidine.

@article{Punnen1987VentrolateralMP,
  title={Ventrolateral medullary pressor area: site of hypotensive action of clonidine.},
  author={S Punnen and Ryszard Urbanski and Abbott J. Krieger and Hreday N. Sapru},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1987},
  volume={422 2},
  pages={336-46}
}
Intravenous injections of clonidine produce an initial transient increase in blood pressure followed by a long-lasting hypotension and bradycardia. The initial pressor response is due to activation of vascular alpha 1-adrenergic receptors while the hypotension and bradycardia are caused by the central actions of clonidine. Although, hypothalamus, nucleus… CONTINUE READING