Role of Vasoconstriction in Experimental Arteriosclerosis
A method is given for the study of local neuroexcitation with subsequent vasoconstriction and its relationship to experimental arteriosclerosis in unanesthetized animals under normal laboratory conditions. Histological observations of vasoactive areas of stimulated blood vessels in the laboratory rat disclose some of the features observed elsewhere in experimental arteriosclerosis. Possible pathogenic mechanisms relating neurostimulation of autonomic arterial nerves with in situ arteriopathies are discussed.
- Received January 4, 1962.
- © 1962 American Heart Association, Inc.