Research Article

Electroacupuncture Improves Baroreflex and γ-Aminobutyric Acid Type B Receptor-Mediated Responses in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii of Hypertensive Rats

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Long-term EA treatment attenuates hypertension in 2K1C hypertensive rats. (a) Time course of mean arterial pressure (MAP) in each group over 27 days. (b) Time course of heart rate (HR) in each group over 27 days. MAP and HR were measured by radiotelemetry. (c) The change in the urinary norepinephrine excretion at day 27 after the 2K1C hypertensive model was established. Data are presented as mean ± SE; rats; , vs. the sham group; , vs. 2K1C group.