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Peripheral Dopaminergic Receptors: Proceedings of the Satellite Symposium of the 7th International Congress of Pharmacology, Strasbourg, 24-25 July 1978

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Peripheral Dopaminergic Receptors contains the proceedings of the Satellite Symposium of the 7th International Congress of Pharmacology held in Strasbourg, France, on July 24-25, 1978. The papers explore advances that have been made in understanding peripheral dopaminergic receptors and cover topics organized around five themes: dopamine measurement; structure-activity relationships; peripheral actions of dopamine; effects of dopamine on the kidney; and the physiological role of dopamine in the autonomic nervous system.
This volume is comprised of 36 chapters and opens with a discussion on the dopamine vascular receptor, along with its agonists and antagonists. The reader is then introduced to the physiological and clinical implications of free and conjugated dopamine; dopamine-sensitive adenylate cyclase in the renal artery of dogs; dopamine-induced relaxation of isolated dog arteries; and concentration and function of dopamine in normal and diseased blood vessels. The following chapters explore the possible involvement of endogenous substances in the cardiovascular actions of dopamine; the role of dopamine receptors as mediators of the neurogenic vasodilatation by dopaminergic agents; and implications of renal and adrenal dopamine for the role of conjugated dopamine. Studies on the peripheral cardiovascular activity of dopamine in the rat are also presented.
This book will be of interest to practitioners in biosciences, pharmacology, physiology, and medicine.

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