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THE EFFECTS OF VASOACTIVE DRUGS ON HALOTHANE INHIBITION OF CONTRACTIONS OF RAT MESENTERIC LYMPHATICS

Authors
  • T Takeshita
  • M Kawahara
  • K Fujii
  • H Kinoshita
  • M Morio

Abstract

The effects of halothane on alpha-adrenergic receptors, beta-adrenergic receptors, and the process of Ca++ dependent contractions on rat mesenteric lymphatics were examined. Halothane depressed the contraction rate of mesenteric lymphatics but did not effect the increase in lymphatic contraction rate caused by noradrenaline (an α-agonist). The depressant effect of halothane on the contraction rate was also not antagonized by propranolol (a β-blocker), but was partly reversed by CaCl2. These findings suggest that the depressant effect of halothane on the lymphatic contraction rate derives not from blocking lymphatic alpha-receptors or stimulating lymphatic beta-receptors but rather by halothane inhibition on the process of Ca++ dependent lymphatic contractions.

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Takeshita, T. & Kawahara, M. & Fujii, K. & Kinoshita, H. & Morio, M., (1989) “THE EFFECTS OF VASOACTIVE DRUGS ON HALOTHANE INHIBITION OF CONTRACTIONS OF RAT MESENTERIC LYMPHATICS”, Lymphology 22(4), p.194-198.

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Published on
26 Nov 1989
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