Relaxation of isolated dog coronary artery induced by propranolol

European Journal of Pharmacology
M Sakanashi, K Nishi


The effects of propranolol and atenolol on isolated dog coronary arteries contracted with potassium were investigated in vitro. Propranolol at high concentrations (3 x 10(-5)-10(-4) M) produced relaxations of the coronary arterial strips, which were restored or prevented by exogenous calcium ions. Atenolol (10(-5)-10(-4) M) never changed the tension of the strips. The results suggest that propranolol may inhibit the coronary arteries through its calcium antagonistic action.


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