Journal article

IONOPHORETICALLY APPLIED ACETYLCHOLINE AND VAGAL-STIMULATION IN THE ARRESTED SINUS VENOSUS OF THE TOAD, BUFO-MARINUS

NJ BRAMICH, JA BROCK, FR EDWARDS, GDS HIRST

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 1994

Abstract

1. The effects of acetylcholine (ACh), applied by ionophoresis, on the isolated arrested sinus venosus of the toad, Bufo marinus, were examined. 2. At each position where ACh was applied across the surface of sinus venosus preparations, a hyperpolarization was produced. These responses were abolished by hyoscine, indicating that muscarinic cholinoceptors are widely distributed over the surface of these muscle cells. 3. Vagal stimulation produced hyperpolarizations which were mimicked, to some extent, by ionophoretically applied ACh. 4. The responses to ionophoretically applied ACh were abolished by adding barium ions to the perfusion fluid, whereas responses to vagal stimulation persisted. 5..

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