Bradykinin: Effect on Ureteral Peristalsis

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Science  07 Jan 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3706, pp. 78-79
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3706.78


Bradykinin, a known smooth-muscle stimulant, affects ureteral perlstalsis in the dog; the changes were judged by cinefluorography, peristaltic pressures, and ureteral perfusions. No effect on urine flow was detected. Experiments with rats also demonstrated the effect of the drug on the ureter.