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Responses of pulmonary C-fibre and rapidly adapting receptor afferents to pulmonary congestion and edema in dogs.
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PMID:  1581857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of cardiogenic and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema on the activities of rapidly adapting receptors (RARs) and pulmonary C-fibre receptors were investigated in dogs anaesthetized with chloralose. Cardiogenic pulmonary edema was produced by elevating the mean left atrial pressure by 25 mmHg (1 mmHg = 133.32 Pa) above the control value for a period of 45 min, by partial obstruction of the mitral valve. Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema was produced by injecting alloxan (100 mg/kg) intravenously. The effect of the latter was examined on RARs alone. Cardiogenic edema activated RARs (n = 8) and the activity was greatest during the first few minutes after elevation of mean left atrial pressure. The pulmonary C-fibre receptors (n = 6) were also activated by cardiogenic edema, but these responses were variable. Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema also activated RAR (n = 6), and this response was maintained during the entire recording period (20 min). The extravascular lung water (%), measured 15 min (n = 5) and 45 min (n = 5) after the elevation of the mean left atrial pressure, was significantly elevated above control values. However, these two values were not significantly different from each other. The extravascular lung water increased significantly after the injection of alloxan also (n = 5). These results show that during pulmonary edema, there is significant stimulation of the RARs and the pulmonary C-fibre receptors. It is suggested that the reflex respiratory responses observed in pulmonary edema may be due to the activation of both the RARs and the pulmonary C-fibre receptors.
K Ravi; C T Kappagoda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0008-4212     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-16     Completed Date:  1992-06-16     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372712     Medline TA:  Can J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Afferent Pathways / physiopathology
Extravascular Lung Water / physiology
Lung / innervation*
Nerve Fibers / physiology*
Pulmonary Edema / etiology,  physiopathology*
Sensory Receptor Cells / physiopathology*

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