Comparison of Sodium Nitroprusside and Labetalol on the Intracranial Pressure of Cats
The commonly used antihypertensive agent sodium nitroprusside (SNP) increases intracranial pressure and causes tachycardia . Labetalol (La) is also an antihypertensive agent with α and β advenergic blocking activity , but how it affects intracranial pressure in comparison to SNP has yet to be determined. We, therefore, compared the effect of La and SNP on the intracranial pressure and heart rate of cats.
KeywordsIntracranial Pressure Antihypertensive Agent Sodium Nitroprusside Intracranial Hypertension Foley Catheter
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