In Vivo Microdialysis Assessment of Nerve-Stimulated Contractions Associated With Increased Acetylcholine Release in the Dog Intestine

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Abstract

Intestinal contractility and release of endogenous acetylcholine (ACh) were measured simultaneously in vivo in the small intestine of the anesthetized dog. Electrical stimulation of nerves in the intestinal seromuscular layers caused contractions and increased concentrations of ACh in the dialysate, which were abolished by infusion of tetrodotoxin into the intestinal marginal artery at 75 nmol/ml. Intraarterial administration of atropine at 150 nmol/ml abolished the stimulated contractions, without significant effects on increases in concentrations of dialysate ACh. Thus, the nerve-stimulated contractions were found in vivo to be associated with a local increase in ACh release from the intestinal cholinergic neurons.

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology

    The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology 79(1), 109-112, 1999-01

    The Japanese Pharmacological Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008194320
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691188
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00215198
  • NDL Article ID
    4637051
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS51(科学技術--薬学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D199
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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