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Measurement of Catecholamines

  • D. M. Paton


Many drugs and other procedures produce all or part of their effects on smooth muscle indirectly, by modifying the release of catecholamines from adrenergic nerve terminals. (The loci and mechanisms of action of such drugs are discussed in Part II, Chapter 5) The estimation of the catecholamine contents of smooth muscles and of their perfusates or bathing media is thus frequently an important part of the study of drugs acting on smooth muscle.


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  • D. M. Paton
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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