The effect of angiotensin II on haemodynamic and plasma noradrenaline responses to tyramine infusion in man

P. H. Seidelin, A. D. Struthers

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    Abstract

    Six normal volunteers were studied on four separate occasions. On each occasion they received two concomitant infusions which were either placebo/placebo, placebo/tyramine, angiotensin II/placebo or angiotensin II/tyramine. Angiotensin II infusion was given at a constant rate of 2ng/kg/min whereas the tyramine infusion consisted of 10 min increments at 1.25, 2.5, 3.75, 5, 7.5 and 10 micrograms.kg-1.min-1. Tyramine infusion caused a dose dependent increase in systolic blood pressure with increases in diastolic blood pressure and plasma noradrenaline only at the highest doses. These changes were not affected by concomitant angiotensin infusion. We have therefore found no evidence to support the enhancement of haemodynamic or plasma noradrenaline responses to tyramine infusion by low dose infusion of angiotensin II in man.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-123
    Number of pages5
    JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
    Volume41
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1991

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