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The sympathetic nervous system acts on blood vessels pri- long-term regulation of blood volume and arterial pres- marily via -adrenergic receptors. Pressure diuresis is the mechanism that ultimately adjusts pools of neurons in the medulla oblongata. The defense of arterial pressure during standing involves sponses occurs mainly in the hypothalamus. Afferent nerve traffic from these receptors is inte- Tvided into neural control mechanisms, hormonal con- grated with other afferent information in the medulla ob- trol mechanisms, and local control mechanisms. Cardiac longata, which leads to activity in sympathetic and performance and vascular tone at any time are the result of parasympathetic nerves that adjusts cardiac output and sys- the integration of all three control mechanisms. To some temic vascular resistance (SVR) to maintain arterial pres- extent, this categorization is artificial because each of the sure. Sympathetic nerve activity and, more importantly, three categories affects the other two. This chapter deals hormones, such as arginine vasopressin (antidiuretic hor- with neural and hormonal mechanisms; local mechanisms mone), angiotensin II, aldosterone, and atrial natriuretic are covered in Chapter 16. Neural control of cardiac maintained within narrow limits by neural and hormonal output and SVR plays a larger role in the moment-by-mo- mechanisms. Adequate central blood volume is necessary ment regulation of arterial pressure, whereas hormones play to ensure proper cardiac output, and relatively constant ar- a larger role in the long-term regulation of arterial pressure. Neural control involves and arterial pressure regulation strongly influence cardio- sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the auto- vascular control mechanisms. Blood volume and arterial the fight-or-flight response, diving, thermoregulation, pressure are monitored by stretch receptors in the heart and standing, and exercise. Sympathetic fibers to the heart release NE, which binds Neural regulation of the cardiovascular system involves the to 1-adrenergic receptors in the sinoatrial node, the atri- firing of postganglionic parasympathetic and sympathetic oventricular node and specialized conducting tissues, and neurons, triggered by preganglionic neurons in the brain cardiac muscle. Stimulation of these fibers causes increased (parasympathetic) and spinal cord (sympathetic and heart rate, conduction velocity, and contractility. Afferent input influencing these neurons The two divisions of the autonomic nervous system tend comes from the cardiovascular system, as well as from other to oppose each other in their effects on the heart, and ac- organs and the external environment. Briefly, the heart is innervated by Blood vessels (except those of the external genitalia) re- parasympathetic (vagus) and sympathetic (cardioaccelera- ceive sympathetic innervation only (see Fig. Parasympathetic fibers release neurotransmitter is NE, which binds to 1-adrenergic re- acetylcholine (ACh), which binds to muscarinic receptors ceptors and causes vascular smooth muscle contraction and of the sinoatrial node, the atrioventricular node, and spe- vasoconstriction. Stimulation of parasympathetic the adrenal medulla, binds to 2-adrenergic receptors of fibers causes a slowing of the heart rate and conduction ve- vascular smooth muscle cells, especially coronary and locity. The ventricles are only sparsely innervated by skeletal muscle arterioles, producing vascular smooth mus- parasympathetic nerve fibers, and stimulation of these cle relaxation and vasodilation. Postganglionic parasympa- fibers has little direct effect on cardiac contractility. Some thetic fibers release ACh and nitric oxide (NO) to blood cardiac parasympathetic fibers end on sympathetic nerves vessels in the external genitalia. ACh causes the further re- and inhibit the release of norepinephrine (NE) from sym- lease of NO from endothelial cells; NO results in vascular pathetic nerve fibers. Therefore, in the presence of sympa- smooth muscle relaxation and vasodilation. Parasympathetic Sympathetic Vagus nerves Ganglion ACh ACh SA NE ACh AV NE NE ACh ACh Thoracic Adrenal medulla ACh ACh 90% E Most blood vessels 10% NE NE Lumbar Sacral Blood vessels of external genitalia ACh Spinal cord ACh FIGURE 18. ACh, acetylcholine; NE, norepi- nephrine; E, epinephrine; SA, sinoatrial node; AV, atrioventricular node. The central terminals for these receptors steady level of background postganglionic activity (tone).

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So they could be of some benefit purchase cialis professional 20mg with mastercard, especially against negative symptoms cialis professional 20 mg, without causing EPSPs (see Chapter 9) order cialis professional 20mg on-line. Some cialis professional 20mg without prescription, like chlorpromazine purchase cialis professional 20 mg with amex, block a1 postsynaptic receptors while clozapine (and risperidone) are as potent at a2 as D2 receptors. There is no evidence that either of these actions could influence striatal or mesolimbic function but NA is considered important for function of the prefrontal cortex and any increase in its release, achieved by blocking a2-mediated autoinhibition, might contribute to a reduction in negative symptoms and provide a further plus for clozapine (see Nutt et al. Centrally, however, most a2-receptors are found post- synaptically and their function, and the effect of blocking them, is uncertain. Glutamate Although there is no evidence that any of the neuroleptics have any significant effect on glutamate receptors, it will be of no surprise to learn that clozapine, but not pure D2 or 5-HT2 antagonists nor any typical neuroleptic, can overcome phencyclidine disruption of PPI in animals. Interestingly, the efficacy of clozapine (but not risperidone or olanzopine) is increased by the antiepileptic drug lamotrigine that has inhibition of glutamate release as one of its actions (see Chapter 16). Also glycine (and serine) have been shown to improve the negative symptoms by what is assumed (but not proven) to be a potentiation of NMDA receptor activity, but they can make positive symptoms worse. Profile of NT antagonism in neuroleptic action In deciphering the role of the different NTs, or more precisely their antagonists, in the antischizophrenic action of neuroleptic drugs it must be remembered that published binding data and calculated dissociation constants vary considerably, which, of course, affects correlation coefficients made with clinical activity. Factors to bear in mind are: (1) In vitro binding studies use different cell lines or membrane preparations and generally only yield the apparent dissociation constants for a number of antagonists obtained by comparative displacement of one labelled ligand. Unfortunately few 368 NEUROTRANSMITTERS, DRUGS AND BRAIN FUNCTION such ligands are specific for the receptor being analysed, i. Real dissociation constants can be obtained from direct measurements of the binding of the neuroleptic alone in labelled form but because neuroleptics also bind to more than one receptor, the preparation must express only the receptor being studied. Also in PM measurements of receptor number it is invariably the striatum which is used, because of its high density of DA receptors. Some clinicians also believe that many newer compounds achieve atypical status compared with older ones because they are used at minimal dosage while older ones are prescribed at established levels which may be unnecessarily high. Despite these problems it remains necessary to attempt some explanation in terms of differential NT antagonism, of why clozapine is so effective (see Reynolds 1997) in that it causes fewer EPSs, reduces negative symptoms and is effective in some patients refractory to other drugs. This may be achieved with clozapine because it is a: (a) Relatively weak D2 antagonist. The one thing that is reasonably certain about the neuroleptics is that irrespective of the role of D2 antagonism in controlling schizophrenia the more potent the D2 antagonist, the more likely are EPSs. Just as Parkinsonian symptoms only occur in PD patients when 50±80% of the DA innervation to the striatum is lost (Chapter 15) so neuroleptic-induced Parkinsonism only follows blockage of some 80% of D2 receptors. Clozapine only achieves about half of this at therapeutic doses and its weak binding may allow DA to override its antagonism at appropriate times in the striatum. Thus clozapine has little potential for inducing EPSs and what it has could be reduced by its other activities. As a result of these features clozapine is likely to have little effect on A9 (SN) neurons and does not cause their depolarisation in chronic dosing. These may be reduced because either clozapine antagonises appropriate receptors in the prefrontal cortex or it does not act as an antagonist there. This apparently stupid statement is prompted by the lack of knowledge of what is required to reduce negative symptoms. D4 and D1 receptors are found in the prefrontal cortex and only clozapine among current neuroleptics is more active at both of these than the D2 receptor. In fact clozapine would have to augment DA function and based on the knowledge that D1 receptor activation appears to be required for optimal cognitive performance it has been suggested that neuroleptics should optimise activation of D1 receptors in addition to blocking D2 receptors (Lidow, Williams and Goldman-Rakic 1998). Little is known of the effect of DA or its agonists on cortical neurons, although most studies show it to be inhibitory. A number of microdialysis studies have also shown that it is the only neuroleptic to increase DA efflux in the prefrontal cortex although most of them have that effect in the striatum. So perhaps clozapine can in some way increase DA transmission in PFC, even if that is achieved through initially antagonising an effect of DA or another NT. Recently risperidone has also been shown to increase both 5-HT and DA release in the rat prefrontal cortex (Knoble and Weinberger 1997) but possibly through a2 and 5-HT receptor antagonism. In view of the strong antimuscarinic activity of clozapine it is interesting that cholinergic overactivity has been reported to induce behaviour in animals that was thought to reflect negative symptoms. IfD2 antagonism is considered necessary, or at least desirable, for counteracting positive symptoms it is surprising that a relatively weak D2 antagonist like clozapine should not only be so effective but also prove successful in patients who have not responded to other neuroleptics more potent at D2 receptors. Certainly clozapine can avoid EPSs by only blocking a fraction of D2 receptors but that seems insufficient on its own to make clozapine so effective in schizophrenia. That is probably achieved by a unique combination of other blocking actions, at D1,D,54 - HT2, a2 and possibly other receptors (see Fig.

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