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      Mechanism of the Vasodilator Action of Pinacidil

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          The mechanism of the vasodilator action of pinacidil has been studied in rat mesenteric small arteries. The results show, first, that the use of flux studies to make measurements of ion permeability requires knowledge of the membrane potential, especially as regards K<sup>+</sup> permeability. Second, the results confirm that the vasodilator effect of pinacidil is due to an increase in K<sup>+</sup> permeability. Lastly, the results suggest that the K<sup>+</sup> channels involved are sensitive to glibenclamide.

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          Journal
          JVR
          J Vasc Res
          10.1159/issn.1018-1172
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5330-8
          978-3-318-01614-7
          1018-1172
          1423-0135
          1990
          1990
          23 September 2008
          : 27
          : 2-5
          : 314-318
          Affiliations
          Danish Biomembrane Research Center and Department of Pharmacology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
          Article
          158824 Blood Vessels 1990;27:314–318
          10.1159/000158824
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          Mechanisms of Vasodilatation

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