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Effect of oxymatrine on isolated heart atria of rabbits

Rui-song LI, Xiu-juan YAO, Shui-ying CHEN, Yu-ping RUAN


Oxymatrine, isolated from Sophora alopecuroides, increased the contractility of the left heart atrium of rabbit dose-dependently and decreased the contractility and excitability, when the cumulative dose reached the toxic level (360 microM).
Oxymatrine 9 microM increased the automaticity induced by epinephrine and shortened the functional refractory period, but did not shift the intensity-duration curve. On the right atrium oxymatrine 9 microM also decreased the spontaneous rate and the positive chronotropic effect induced by CaCl2.

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