Journal article

Epinephrine inhibits exogenous glucose utilization in exercising horses.

RJ Geor, KW Hinchcliff, LJ McCutcheon, RA Sams

Journal of Applied Physiology | Published : 2000


This study examined the effects of preexercise glucose administration, with and without epinephrine infusion, on carbohydrate metabolism in horses during exercise. Six horses completed 60 min of treadmill exercise at 55 +/- 1% maximum O(2) uptake 1) 1 h after oral administration of glucose (2 g/kg; G trial); 2) 1 h after oral glucose and with an intravenous infusion of epinephrine (0.2 micromol. kg(-1). min(-1); GE trial) during exercise, and 3) 1 h after water only (F trial). Glucose administration (G and GE) caused hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia ( approximately 8 mM). In GE, plasma epinephrine concentrations were three- to fourfold higher than in the other trials. Compared with F, the ..

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