Differential effects of fentanyl and morphine on intracellular Ca2+ transients and contraction in rat ventricular myocytes.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1998
Fentanyl and morphine directly depress cardiac excitation-contraction coupling at the cellular level. Fentanyl depresses myocardial contractility by decreasing the availability of intracellular Ca2+ and myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity. In contrast, morphine depresses myocardial contractility primarily by decreasing myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity.
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