Introduction to Circulatory System

  • F. Berti
  • C. Omini
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 13)


The Prostaglandins are a family of naturally occurring acidic lipids which possess a variety of biological activities (1). The cardiovascular actions of these compounds, originally described as vasodepressors, have been widely investigated and the description of their vasomotor activity is today highly complicated by the differences not only among the various Prostaglandins but also among animal species and often vascular beds in the same animal (2).


Cardiovascular Action Vasomotor Activity Preliminary Clinical Experience Adrenergic Nerve Ending Isolate Rabbit Lung 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Berti
    • 1
  • C. Omini
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, School of PharmacyUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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