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Prostaglandins. 1980 Sep;20(3):547-57.

Bronchoconstriction by histamine and bradykinin in guinea pigs: relationship to thromboxane A2 generation and the effect of aspirin.


Histamine 2.5, 5, 10 or 20 microgram/kg i.v. induce a pronounced bronchospasm in guinea-pigs, accompanied by a dose-related increase of TXA2 in arterial blood, as revealed by contraction of rabbit isolated aorta and by radioimmunoassay. Aspirin 10 mg/kg prevented formation of TXA2-like material without significantly modifying the severity of the bronchospasm. Bradykinin 0.5, 1 or 2 microgram/kg i.v. acted similarly, except that pretreatment with aspirin blocked both the increased airway resistance and release of TXA2. Aspirin also blocked the increase in blood pressure and heart rate caused by histamine or bradykinin.

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