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Mimosa pudica, Dionaea muscipula and anesthetics.
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PMID:  22899087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Some studies showed that anesthetics reduce the response of physical stimuli in Mimosa pudica and in Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), peculiar plants that have the ability to respond to touch stimuli. In this research we tested the effects of ketamine, lidocaine, diethyl ether, and amlodipine on the movements of Mimosa pudica and Venus Flytrap. With a literature review, we tried to bring elements to theorize about the interaction of these substances with these plants. The angular displacement in Mimosa´s petiole and in Dionaea leaves is what was measured to compare the drugs group with control groups.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant signaling & behavior     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1559-2324     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Signal Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  2013-04-25     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101291431     Medline TA:  Plant Signal Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1163-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Amlodipine / pharmacology
Anesthetics / pharmacology*
Droseraceae / drug effects*,  physiology
Ether, Ethyl / pharmacology
Ketamine / pharmacology
Lidocaine / pharmacology
Mimosa / drug effects*,  physiology
Plant Leaves / drug effects*,  physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics; 137-58-6/Lidocaine; 60-29-7/Ether, Ethyl; 6740-88-1/Ketamine; 88150-42-9/Amlodipine

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