Effect of blood pressure on A2 noradrenergic neurons.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Single-unit recordings of A2 noradrenergic neurons were obtained in urethane-anesthetized rats. Norepinephrine-induced elevations in arterial pressure produced small decreases in the discharge rate of the cells; this effect was not observed in animals with bilateral sections of the ninth and tenth nerves. The activity of A2 cells was neither pulse-synchronous at high levels of arterial pressure nor significantly affected by carotid stretch. It is concluded that these neurons do not receive a significant baroreceptor input.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moore, SD; Guyenet, PG

Published Date

  • July 8, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 338 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 172

PubMed ID

  • 4027586

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-8993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-8993(85)90262-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands