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Failure of isoprenaline and beta-receptor blocking drugs to modify depressor response and bradycardia induced by electrical stimulation of the anterior hypothalamus of cats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6104794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of the hypothalamic beta-adrenoceptors in the depressor response and bradycardia induced by stimulation of the anterior hypothalamus was studied in cats. In chloralose and urethane anaesthetized cats the anterior hypothalamus was superfused with artifical cerebrospinal fluid through a push-pull cannula. Electrical stimulation of the anterior hypothalamus with the tip of the cannula elicited a fall of systemic blood pressure and a decrease in heart rate. Superfusion of the anterior hypothalamus with isoprenaline did not change the depressor response and bradycardia induced by electrical stimulation of the anterior hypothalamus. Superfusion with atenolol or butoxamine also failed to modify the responses. Superfusion with (+/-)-propranolol significantly suppressed the responses. However, superfusion with (+)-propranolol suppressed the responses to the same extent. The resting systemic blood pressure and heart rate were not significantly changed by superfusion of the hypothalamus with these drugs. These results suggest that beta-adrenoceptors of the anterior hypothalamus are not involved in the depressor response and bradycardia elicited by hypothalamic stimulation.
T Iijima; A Philippu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology     Volume:  312     ISSN:  0028-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-23     Completed Date:  1980-09-23     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326264     Medline TA:  Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / pharmacology*
Atenolol / pharmacology
Blood Pressure / drug effects*
Butoxamine / pharmacology
Electric Stimulation
Heart Rate / drug effects*
Hypothalamus / physiology*
Hypothalamus, Anterior / physiology*
Isoproterenol / pharmacology*
Propranolol / pharmacology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists; 29122-68-7/Atenolol; 2922-20-5/Butoxamine; 525-66-6/Propranolol; 7683-59-2/Isoproterenol

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