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By Francis M. Weld, J. Thomas Bigger Jr. (auth.), Toshio Narahashi, C. Paul Bianchi (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461581982

ISBN-13: 9781461581987

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ISBN-13: 9781461582007

Knowledge of the mechanism of motion of gear at mobile, subcellular, or molecular degrees is of important significance not just in giving the foundation of inter­ pretation of the systemic motion of substances but in addition in enhancing present medicines; in designing new sorts of medicinal drugs; and in giving the root of healing purposes. Classical pharmacology, in regards to the motion of gear at built-in degrees, doesn't inevitably provide enough info as to the mechanism of motion of substances. a number of refined techniques using the tools of physics, chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, and body structure needs to be synthesized to appreciate the mechanism of motion. merely because the final decade, besides the fact that, have those recommendations been absolutely utilized to pharma­ cological investigations. it truly is of extreme significance to achieve new size of pharmacological examine has certainly emerged because of this kind of multidisciplinary procedure; this method is encompassed more often than not and mobile pharmacology. Such contemporary reports of drug activities have ended in a few vital findings. sure chemical compounds and medicine have been came across to own hugely particular activities on mobile capabilities, in order that they are broadly getting used as strong instruments for the examine of a number of physiological and pharmacological prob­ lems. Our wisdom of the mobile mechanisms of drug motion has supplied the root for examining the systemic results of the medicine and perception into the molecular mechanism involved.

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46 (with cessation of coronary flow and thus true tissue ischemia) invariably developed multiple ectopic rhythms and then ventricular fibrillation within minutes. After only 10 min of ischemia, electrical activity in ventricular muscle was markedly reduced, whereas electrograms were recorded from the ventricular specialized conduction system for hours. ] These data suggest that tissue consequences of ischemia are more damaging than hypoxia alone. Since tissue ischemia is characterized by low pH and high extracellular Peo z, potassium, catecholamines, and lactic acid, one or more of these components probably causes ischemic rhythm disturbances, which cannot be explained by hypoxia alone.

Deck (1964a), using concentric stretch (about 30% increase in resting length) in rabbit and cat sinoatrial preparations, also notes an increase in spontaneous automatic rate for these cardiac tissues. He feels that the greater amount of atrial tissue surrounding the rabbit sinus accounts for its smaller increase in firing rate compared to cat sinus. Similarly, he attributes a stretch-protective quality to increased sinoatrial "plastic" (elastic-connective) tissue in older cats, which have less stretch-induced enhancement of automaticity than preparations from younger animals.

Thus we can be reasonably confident that the time-dependent current change responsible for spontaneous phase 4 depolarization in cardiac Purkinje fibers is caused by the time-dependent decay ofa potassium current, called iK2 by Noble and Tsien (1968). , 1972). 23 Cardiac Cellular Pharmacology A full understanding ofthe potassium current, iK2 , is crucial to the comprehension of spontaneous phase 4 depolarization. To measure i K2 , an arbitrary holding voltage is chosen, usually within the activation voltage range for this current.

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