Selective antagonism by pirenzepine and N-methyl-scopolamine on muscarinic receptor subtypes of the rat vas deferens

H. F. Miranda, W. I. Silva, W. W. Wolstenholme, N. Cuevas

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Abstract

1. 1. The effects of pirenzepine and N-methyl-scopolamine on the responses to ACh in the isolated rat vas deferens were studied. 2. 2. Pirenzepine was inactive at the M2-ACh receptor. 3. 3. N-methyl-scopolamine was a competitive antagonist (pA2 = 8.76) at M2-ACh receptor, alone or in the presence of pirenzepine. 4. 4. Pirenzepine and N-methyl-scopolamine were both non-competitive antagonists at M1-ACh receptor. 5. 5. The mixture of pirenzepine and N-methyl-scopolamine did not alter the type of antagonism demonstrated by each drug at the M1-ACh receptor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Pharmacology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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