The simultaneous effects of guanabenz on the activity of single-neurons in the nucleus reticularis gigantocellularis of the medulla oblongata, systemic arterial pressure and heart rate were assessed in Sprague-Dawley rats, anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium (40 mg/kg, i.p.). Of the 35 arterial pressure-related neurons (neurons that temporally altered their spike rhythm subsequent to fluctuations in arterial pressure) which were evaluated in this reticular nucleus, 32 changed their discharge frequencies that exhibited a degree and time-course parallel to the hypotension promoted by the aminoguanidine compound (5, 10 or 20 μg/kg, i.V.). More importantly, these alterations in neuronal activity preceded the occurrence of the induced vasodepression, signifying a causative relationship between the two events. Four of the 5 non-arterial pressure-related neurons in the gigantocellular reticular nucleus, on the other hand, manifested no basic modification in their spike frequencies in relation to the hypotension induced by guanabenz. These observations provided further support for the idea that the nucleus reticularis gigantocellularis participates actively in the cardiovascular suppressive actions of the aminoguanidine compound.
|頁（從 - 到）||157-162|
|出版狀態||Published - 2月 1988|