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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Effects Of Acute Reserpine Administration On The Sensitivity Of The Isolated Pacemaker From Rat Heart To Isoprenaline And Noradrenaline
Author: Spadari R.C.
Lamas J.L.T.
De Moraes S.
Abstract: The effects of reserpine on the sensitivity of the isolated pacemaker from rat heart to the chronotropic effect on isoprenaline and noradrenaline were studied. A single large dose of reserpine (2.5 mg kg-1) administered to rats 24 h before killing induces supersensivity of the isolated pacemaker to isoprenaline, leaving unaltered the responsiveness of the pacemaker to noradrenaline. Reserpine at the dose of 1.0 mg kg-1 did not alter the sensitivity of the pacemaker to the catecholamines. Only the larger dose of reserpine raised the corticosterone plasma level. It is possible that a corticosterone-mediated inhibition of the extraneuronal uptake process is responsible for the supersensitivity to isoprenaline. Large doses of reserpine should not be used in experiments aimed to study cardiac sensitivity to isoprenaline or extraneuronal uptake and metabolism of the catecholamine.
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Date Issue: 1987
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