In a previous report,1 it was shown that mechanical and faradic stimulation of the celiac plexus in the dog is usually followed by a predominant response characterized by a rise in the mean arterial and venous pressures, a decrease in the pulse pressure, sinus tachycardia and apnea followed by polypnea or a gradual return to normal respiration. It was pointed out also that certain factors, such as the strength of the stimulation applied and the anesthetic drugs employed, influence the character of this response. Stimulation of the sympathetic system may play an important role. An attempt is made in the present investigation to determine (1) the role of other factors, such as premedication, depth of anesthesia and curarization, on the appearance of the predominant response to stimulation of the celiac plexus in the dog and (2) the nature of the mechanism involved.
In a group of 19 adult
MARTIN SJ, BURSTEIN CL, ROVENSTINE EA. STIMULATION OF THE CELIAC PLEXUS IN THE DOGII. FACTORS INFLUENCING CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY RESPONSES. Arch Surg. 1942;44(6):1111–1116. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210240150012
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