The Action of SKF 688A (Phenoxyethyl Derivative of Dibenamine) upon Certain Functions of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Man
A Dibenamine analogue was administered orally to five hypertensive and 10 normotensive subjects over periods from 14 to 21 days. Its adrenergic blocking effect was studied by observing blood pressure, pulse rate, skin temperature of the toes and the pupillary mechanism. Nasal congestion, weakness, listlessness, dizziness, drowsiness and palpitation were persistent sequelae of adrenergic blocking. The drug was found valuable for investigation of autonomous nervous system functions and may hold promise as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of arterial insufficiency and some types of hypertensive subjects.
- © 1952 American Heart Association, Inc.