Medical/biological Study (experimental study)
Microwave-induced chronotropic effects in the isolated rat heart. med./biol. By: Olsen RG, Lords JL, Durney CH
Published in: Ann Biomed Eng 1977; 5 (4): 395 - 409 ( PubMed Entry , Journal web site )
Aim of study (according to author)
To investigate the effects of microwave exposure on the heart rate of isolated and perfused rat hearts in combination with use of atropine or propranolol. Atropine acts blocking at the parasympathetic nervous system, whereas propranolol acts blocking at the sympathetic nervous system.
General category: radio frequency field, microwaves, CW (continuous wave)
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isolated organ (in vitro)
isolated rat heart
Methodsinvestigated material: isolated organ (in vitro)
investigated organ system: cardiovascular system
time of investigation: during exposure
Main outcome of study (according to author)
Microwave exposure induced bradycardia in isolated and perfused rat hearts. Hearts treated with atropin showed strong tachycardia during irradiation, even more stronger than atropin alone. On the other hand, hearts treated with propranolol showed stronger bradycardia during exposure than seen with propranolol alone.
(Study character: medical/biological study, experimental study, full/main study)
Study funded byGlossary: atropine, biological, bradycardia, cardiovascular system, CW, endpoint, exposure, full/main study, heart rate, hearts, induced, in vitro, irradiation, microwave, organ, parasympathetic nervous system, propranolol, radio frequency field, rat, SAR, strain, sympathetic nervous system, tachycardia
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