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albino rabbits
brovincamine fumarate
cyclic AMP
hydrogen clearance method
optic nerve head blood
Abstract
Blood flow changes in the optic nerve head of normal, adult albino rabbits following intravenous administration of brovincamine fumarate (BV), an improver of cerebral circulation and metabolism, were investigated employing the hydrogen clearance method. In the BV (0.1 mg/kg)-administered group, the blood flow in the optic nerve head showed a gradual increase immediately after injection and reached a maximal value of 124.2 ± 7.3% against the value before injection at 20 min after injection, followed by a gradual decrease in blood flow. Statistical analysis showed a significant increase (P < 0.05) in blood flow at 10 to 40 min after injection, compared with the value before injection in the BV (0.1 mg/kg)-administered group, but no significant changes in blood flow were observed in either the BV (0.5 mg/kg)-administered group or the control group given no BV throughout the time course. No significant changes in the mean values of the mean blood pressure in the femoral artery, pulse rate, respiratory rate or rectal temperature were observed in any group throughout the experiment. These results indicate the different efficacy of the two doses to the relaxing action of the feeding vessels around the optic nerve head.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
41
Issue
3
Start Page
89
End Page
97
Published Date
1998-11
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Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 1998, 41(3), 89-97
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English