Introduction: Pharmacology of Excitable Tissues

  • Flavia Franconi
  • Ryan J. Huxtable
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 217)


This section is concerned with the pharmacological action of taurine in the central nervous system, heart, skeletal and smooth muscle. In addition it contains attempts to identify the mechanism whereby phenomena affected by taurine modify physiological responses. For clarity we wish to subdivide this part into four subsections.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Positive Inotropic Effect Indirect Response Bronchial Smooth Muscle Bronchodilating Effect 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Flavia Franconi
    • 1
  • Ryan J. Huxtable
    • 2
  1. 1.Cattedra di Saggi e Dosaggi FarmacologiciUniversita di SassariSassariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology, College of MedicineUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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