5-Hydroxytryptamine and related drugs and autonomic ganglia

  • D. I. Wallis
  • P. Elliott
Part of the Developments in CardioCardiovascular Pharmacology of 5-Hydroxytryptamine book series (DICM, volume 106)


A cardiovascular response to 5-HT will be evoked if, amongst other actions, the amine increases impulse traffic in sympathetic neurones causing vasoconstriction or in autonomic neurones which alter cardiac output. In addition, cardiovascular responses will be modified if 5-HT modulates the output of transmitter at the neuroeffector junction. Cardiovascular actions may also result from 5-HT affecting the afferent limb of reflex pathways.


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