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Effects of cholinergic drugs on longitudinal muscle contractions of Fasciola hepatica



Effects of cholinergic drugs on longitudinal muscle contractions of Fasciola hepatica



Journal of Parasitology 72(6): 858-864



Acetylcholine, cholinergic agonists and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors significantly decreased the amplitude and frequency of spontaneous longitudinal muscle contractions in F. hepatica. In order of their effects on the inhibition of muscle contractions, the cholinergic agonists were ranked as nicotine > carbachol > acetylcholine. High calcium ion concentration also caused a significant inhibition of contractions.

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DOI: 10.2307/3281834



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