Journal article

SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF PLASMA NORADRENALINE AND ADRENALINE KINETICS - RESPONSES TO NITROPRUSSIDE-INDUCED HYPOTENSION AND 2-DEOXYGLUCOSE-INDUCED GLUCOPENIA IN THE RABBIT

OS MEDVEDEV, MD ESLER, JA ANGUS, HS COX, G EISENHOFER

NAUNYN-SCHMIEDEBERGS ARCHIVES OF PHARMACOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 1990

Abstract

Liquid chromatographic fractionation and detection of exogenous radiolabelled and endogenous catechols was used to examine simultaneously the plasma kinetics of noradrenaline and adrenaline in the conscious rabbit. Plasma clearances and release of noradrenaline and adrenaline into plasma were compared before and during nitroprusside-induced hypotension and 2-deoxyglucose-induced glucopenia, stimuli purported to differentially affect catecholamine release from sympathetic neurons and the adrenal medulla. Plasma concentrations of dihydroxyphenylglycol (DHPG) were also measured to assess presynaptic sympathetic function. Plasma clearances of adrenaline correlated with, but were significantly le..

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