Jul 1, 1976

Hypotensive responses following oral adminstration of beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs to the conscious cat

European Journal of Pharmacology
D T Burden, T C Hamilton

Abstract

On oral administration, the non-selective beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs (+/-)-bufuralol, (-)-bufuralol, propanolol, oxprenolol, pindolol and alprenolol produced hypotensive responses in the conscious cat; (+)-bufuralol was without effect. The selective beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs practolol and atenolol had no effect on blood pressure but tolamolol elicited a hypotensive response. All the drugs tested reduced the tachycardia due to intravenous isoprenaline in the conscious cat; however, not all doses of these drugs reduced blood pressure. (+)-Bufuralol was devoid to beta-adrenoceptive blocking activity. Only tolamolol reduced the pressor response to i.v. phenylephrine in the conscious cat, indicating that alpha-adrenoceptive blocking activity may contribute to its hypotensive action. The results suggest that beta-adrenoceptive blocking activity is necessary for the hypotensive responses of these drugs. However, for the different drugs, there was no correlation between peripheral beta-adrenoceptive blocking activity and hypotensive response.

Mentioned in this Paper

Tolamolol
Depression, Chemical
Practolol
Diastolic Blood Pressure
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Oxprenolol
Hypotensive
Pindolol
Adrenergic Receptor
Propranolol

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