Effects of Abana, an Ayurvedic preparation, on rabbit atrium and intestine
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The effects of Abana, an Ayurvedic remedy, administered orally to rabbits was studied for its effects on isolated atria and intestine. Administration of Abana for 3 days increased the basal amplitude and reduced the responses of atria to isoprenaline and norepinephrine. Combined treatment with Abana and isoprenaline reduced this effect. It is possible that Abana treatment for 3 days has an action similar to that of chronic administration of isoprenaline (down regulation of beta receptors). A similar down regulation of beta receptors of smooth muscle of rabbit intestine also seems to occur. Abana pretreatment potentiated the inotropic responses of histamine and CaCl2. These effects may be due to a specific depressant effect of Abana on the adrenergic receptors and a direct sensitization of the atrium manifested by an increased response to CaCl2.

Author(s): 
Pasnani, J. S.
Hemavathi, K. G.
Gulati, O. D.
Rajani, A. P.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Ethnopharmacol
Publication Date: 
Dec 1988
Publication Year: 
1988
Pages: 
287-302
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
2-3
ISSN: 
0378-8741
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 3253495

Turabian/Chicago Citation

J. S. Pasnani, K. G. Hemavathi, O. D. Gulati and A. P. Rajani. Dec 1988. "Effects of Abana, an Ayurvedic preparation, on rabbit atrium and intestine." Journal of Ethnopharmacology 24: 2-3: 287-302.

Wikipedia Citation

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