Journal article

5-CARBOXAMIDOTRYPTAMINE ELICITS 5-HT2 AND 5-HT3 RECEPTOR-MEDIATED CARDIOVASCULAR-RESPONSES IN THE CONSCIOUS RABBIT - EVIDENCE FOR 5-HT RELEASE FROM PLATELETS

CE WRIGHT, JA ANGUS

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL | Published : 1989

Abstract

The selective "5-HT1-like" receptor agonist 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT, 0.2-1.6 micrograms/kg bolus i.v.), serotonin (5-HT, 3-10 micrograms/kg), and phenylbiguanide (10-40 micrograms/kg) all elicited the "Bezold-Jarisch-like" bradycardia reflex in conscious rabbits. This reflex was antagonised by the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, MDL 72222. After autonomic blockade (mecamylamine), 5-CT and 5-HT infusion (i.v.) caused renal artery spasm (Doppler flowmeter) that was antagonised by ketanserin, a 5-HT2-receptor antagonist. Both 5-CT and 5-HT caused 5-HT1-like receptor mediated increases in hindquarter conductance that were unaltered by ketanserin (0.5 mg/kg). The anomalous 5-HT3 and 5-HT2 recept..

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