Cardiology pp 385-389 | Cite as

Effects of Beta Receptor Blocking Drugs on Prostacyclin (PGI2) and Thromboxane A2 (TXA2) Biosynthesis as a New Aspect of their Mode of Action

  • W. Förster


The discovery of TXA2 and PGI2 with their antagonistic actions on vessel wall and platelets were unquestionably milestones that fundamentally altered the prevailing ideas on pathophysiology and therapy of cardiovascular diseases.


Antianginal Drug Langendorff Heart TXA2 Synthesis Beta Adrenergic Blocking Drug Beta Receptor Blocking Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Förster
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyMartin Luther UniversityHalle/SGermany

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