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Cardiac electric activity of1-(2-[(6-methoxyl)-naphthylmethyl])-1-methyl-N-piperidinylacethyl-6,7-dimethoxyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline in SHR and WKY rats.

Hui Dong, Zi-Jun Liang, Zao-Chen Yang


1-(2-[(6-Methoxyl)-naphthylmethyl)])-1-methyl-N-piperidinylacethyl -6,7-dimethoxyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (CPU-23), a substituted tetrahydroisoquinoline, reduced the voltages of P wave and J point, prolonged PR interval, and slowed sinus rhythm of ECG in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and age-matched normotensive WKY rats. The effects of CPU-23 on cardiac electric activity were stronger in SHR than in WKY rats (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01). The results suggest that CPU-23 have a calcium antagonistic activity on rat hearts and that calcium antagonists may exert a stronger inhibition of the cardiac electric activity in hypertensive rats than in normotensive rats.

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