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Donna M Lisi

Donna M Lisi
Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are a large family of man-made chemical compounds functionally or biologically similar to natural cannabinoids. They produce marijuana-like effects from binding to cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system (CNS) and have sometimes been referred to as "fake pot," "legal weed," "new marijuana" and "legal high." These substances are marketed to teens and young adults and have become the second most-abused illicit substance in the United States after marijuana. They appeal to young people because they're relatively inexpensive, easily available and aren't detectable on routine drug screens...
September 2014: JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services
John G Lainchbury, Ondrej Lisy, John C Burnett, Donna M Meyer, Margaret M Redfield
Dendroaspis natriuretic peptide (DNP) is a recently discovered peptide with structural similarity to known natriuretic peptides. DNP has been shown to possess potent renal actions. Our objectives were to define the acute hemodynamic actions of DNP in normal anesthetized dogs and the acute effects of DNP on left ventricular (LV) function in conscious chronically instrumented dogs. In anesthetized dogs, DNP, but not placebo, decreased mean arterial pressure (141 +/- 6 to 109 +/- 7 mmHg, P < 0.05) and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (5...
April 2002: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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