Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) pretreatment of Wistar rats with the catecholaminergic neurotoxin, 6-hydroxydopamine, significantly reduced noradrenaline in the pons/medulla (by 73%) and almost abolished the noradrenaline levels in the spinal cord (by 89%) The pressor response of these animals to i.c.v. angiotensin II (ANGII, 10 ng) was significantly attenuated. In contrast, there was no significant effect on the pressor response to i.c.v. substance P (SP, 100 ng). The results provide evidence that different central pathways mediate the pressor response to ANGII and SP.
- (Intracerebroventricular administration)
- Angiotensin II
- Substance P
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