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Experientia

, Volume 31, Issue 10, pp 1202–1203 | Cite as

Depletion of heart norepinephrine in experimental acute myocarditis caused byTrypanosoma cruzi

  • A. B. M. Machado
  • C. R. S. Machado
  • C. B. Gomes
Pharmacologica

Summary

The norepinephrine content of the heart was reduced to undetectable values in rats inoculated withTrypanosoma cruzi. This fact indicates a massive involvement of the cardiac postganglionic sympathetic fibres in acute Chagas disease.

Keywords

Norepinephrine Myocarditis Sympathetic Fibre Acute Myocarditis Norepinephrine Content 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. M. Machado
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. R. S. Machado
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. B. Gomes
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Morphology, Institute of Biological SciencesUniversity of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and PharmacologyEscola Paulista de MedicinaSão PauloBrazil

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