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Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology

, Volume 295, Issue 1, pp 95–97 | Cite as

Muscle relaxation induced in the rabbit by intracerebroventricular taurine injection

A supraspinal effect
  • G. P. Sgaragli
  • M. Magnani
  • V. Carlà
  • A. Giotti
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Summary

Taurine, given intracerebroventricularly to the conscious unrestrained rabbit, causes hypothermia and a reduction in skeletal muscle tone. Evidence has been produced that the latter effect is of a central, supraspinal origin.

Key words

Taurine Intracerebroventricular administration Muscle tone Temperature regulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Sgaragli
    • 1
  • M. Magnani
    • 1
  • V. Carlà
    • 1
  • A. Giotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FarmacologiaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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