Prostaglandin Bioassay

  • S. H. Ferreira
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 13)


Starting from the very discovery of prostaglandins itself bioassay has provided crucial information on the role of lungs in the removal of circulating prostaglandins (FERREIRA & VANE, 1967), on the participation of prostaglandins in inflammatory reaction (WILLIS, 1969 a, b), on the contribution of prostaglandins in the auto-regulation and maintenance of resting blood flow to the kidney (HERBACZYNSKA-CEDRO & VANE, 1973; LONIGRO et al., 1973), on the inhibitory effect of aspirin-like drugs upon the synthesis of prostaglandins (VANE, 1971; SMITH & WILLIS, 1971; FERREIRA et al., 1971), on the mediation of pyrogen fever by prostaglandins (FELDBERG et al., 1973), and on the release of rabbit aorta contracting substance, RCS, from lungs during anaphylaxis (PIPER & VANE, 1969), etc.


Propranolol Hydrochloride Prostaglandin Endoperoxide Fatty Acid Peroxide Smooth Muscle Preparation Hyoscine Hydrobromide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Ferreira
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyFaculty of Medicine of Ribeirão PretoS. PauloBrazil

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