Peripheral Nervous Structures

Barbiturates selectively depress transmission in autonomic ganglia and reduce nicotinic excitation by choline esters, an effect that may account for the fall in blood pressure produced by intravenous oxybarbiturates and by severe barbiturate intoxication. At skeletal neuromuscular junctions, the blocking effects of both tubocurarine and decamethonium are enhanced during barbiturate anesthesia. These actions probably result from the capacity of barbiturates at hypnotic or anesthetic concentrations to inhibit the passage of current through nicotinic cholinergic receptors. Several distinct mechanisms appear to be involved and little stereoselectivity is evident.

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