Inhibitors of dopamine beta hydroxylase (DBH) administered intraperitoneally were shown to prevent spasm of the basilar artery caused by blood application in cats. A low or nondetectable blood DBH activity level may be related to the absence of spasm. In several instances, however, moderate spasm did occur with a low blood DBH activity level. Possible mechanisms for these findings are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of neurosurgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology