PMID: 41908Nov 1, 1979

Catecholamine uptake blockade in anaesthetized dogs: influence on cardiovascular responses

The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
R A BrownJ Wilson


The effects of differential and combined catecholamine uptake antagonism on cardiovascular responses of anaesthetized dogs to isoprenaline, noradrenaline, and electrical stimulation of the left ansa subclavia nerve have been studied. Uptake1 inhibition by cocaine HCl (5 mg kg-1 and 1 mg kg-1 every 45 min) enhanced responses to noradrenaline (0.1 to 2.0 micrograms kg-1 i.v.) and sympathetic nerve stimulation (1 to 20 Hz), but did not affect those to isoprenaline. Uptake2 inhibition by metanephrine (40 micrograms kg-1 min-1) enhanced cardiac responses to isoprenaline (0.05 to 1.0 microgram kg-1 i.v.), but did not significantly alter those to noradrenaline or nerve stimulation. Responses to all agonist interventions were increased by the combined administration of cocaine and metanephrine. Cocaine preferentially enhanced the positive chronotropic cardiac response to noradrenaline, but metanephrine did not differentiate between heart rate and contractility. These results have been discussed in the light of the mechanism of drug action involved.


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