Journal article

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SYMPATHOLYTIC ACTION OF NEBIVOLOL AND HYPOTENSION

JE WARD, P COLES, H COX, G EISENHOFER, JA ANGUS

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 1992

Abstract

Nebivolol, a chemically novel beta 1-adrenoceptor antagonist, acutely lowers blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats, anaesthetised normotensive dogs, and hypertensive patients. We have investigated the actions of dl-nebivolol in five conscious normotensive rabbits (sham, mean blood pressure (BP) of 82.2 +/- 4.1 mm Hg, mean +/- SEM) and four hypertensive rabbits (renal wrap hypertension) (wrap, mean BP of 117.6 +/- 1.5 mm Hg). Nebivolol (1 mg/kg i.v.) did not significantly lower the BP or heart rate in either group 30 min after injection. In the same rabbits, on another day, after autonomic blockade (mecamylamine), nebivolol (0.1, 0.3, and 1.0 mg/kg i.v.) right shifted the bolus i...

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