June 1976
Volume 15, Issue 6
Articles  |   June 1976
Effects of isoproterenol and norepinephrine on regional ocular blood flows.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 1976, Vol.15, 492-495. doi:
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      A B Malik, W A van Heuven, L F Satler; Effects of isoproterenol and norepinephrine on regional ocular blood flows.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1976;15(6):492-495.

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The effects of norepinephrine and isoproterenol on regional ocular blood flows were studied by the labeled microspheres using the reference sample method in pigs. Total and regional ocular flows increased in response to norepinephrine and isoproterenol infusions. Increase in flows during norepinephrine infusion may be due to increased ocular perfusion pressure induced by the drug, thereby masking its reported direct vasoconstrictor effect in isolated perfused ocular vessels. Increase in flows during isoproterenol infusion occurred despite a decrease in arterial pressure suggesting the existence of vasodilatory beta-adrenergic receptors in the ocular circulation of the pig.


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