Some effects of adrenaline on anion transport and nitrite-induced methaemoglobin formation in the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri Richardson)

E.M. Williams, F.B. Eddy

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Abstract

The effects of adrenaline on branchial anion transport and nitrite-induced methaemoglobinaemia have been investigated in rainbow trout. Nitrite uptake and efflux results suggest that adrenaline effects a net anion efflux principally by stimulation of the unidirectional branchial anion efflux. In oxygenated whole blood nitrite-induced methaemoglobin was significantly reduced in the presence of adrenaline. The physiological and environmental consequences of nitrite-induced stress are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Experimental Zoology
Volume241
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 1987

Keywords

  • epinephrine
  • methemoglobin
  • nitrite
  • sodium nitrite
  • aerobic metabolism
  • animal experiment
  • anion transport
  • blood and hemopoietic system
  • chemical injury
  • chloride transport
  • drug binding
  • drug blood level
  • fish
  • injury
  • nonhuman
  • pharmacokinetics
  • preliminary communication
  • priority journal
  • salmonine

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