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Table 2 Potency of acetylcholine (ACh), sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and phenylephrine (PHE) from rat arteries after pancreatitis

From: Influence of acute pancreatitis on the in vitro responsiveness of rat mesenteric and pulmonary arteries

  Mesenteric Artery Pulmonary Artery
Groups ACh SNP PHE ACh SNP PHE
SAL 7.26 ± 0.06 8.58 ± 0.07 6.88 ± 0.06 6.86 ± 0.07 8.02 ± 0.05 7.00 ± 0.09
TAU 6.64 ± 0.14* 8.67 ± 0.06 6.54 ± 0.09* 6.66 ± 0.8 8.18 ± 0.08 6.57 ± 0.05*
PLA 2 6.42 ± 0.08* 8.79 ± 0.04 6.74 ± 0.12 6.69 ± 0.10 8.02 ± 0.09 6.92 ± 0.07
  1. Potency (pEC50) of acetylcholine (ACh), sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and phenylephrine (PHE) obtained from concentration-response curves in mesenteric and pulmonary rings from saline (SAL); taurocholate (TAU) and phospholipase A2 (PLA2) groups. Potency is represented as -log of the molar concentration to produce 50% of the maximal response. Data are mean ± SEM for 5–9 animals. * different from SAL (P < 0.05).