Action of Ganglion-Blocking Agents on the Cardiovascular System

  • D. M. Aviado
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 53)


Until 15 years ago, the ganglion-blocking drugs were the most widely used drugs in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The haemodynamic action, consisting of hypotension and vasodilation, is highly desirable in the treatment of diseases such as essential hypertension, peripheral arterial insufficiency, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary oedema.


Cardiac Output Vascular Resistance Pressor Response Mitral Stenosis Coronary Vascular Resistance 
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