Table 2.

Mean values of adrenergic light response parameters after treatments with NO donors as compared to control (Δ)

SNP (N=21)SNAP (N=13)
ΔTLmax (min)5.47±3.553.07±7.29
ΔTL1/2 (min)-0.97±7.30-19.23±4.60***
  • SNAP, S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine; SNP, sodium nitroprusside; TLmax, time to maximal light emission; TL1/2, time from maximal to half extinction of light emission.

  • *** P<0.001.

    Adrenaline controls: TLmax=36.40±3.9 min; TL1/2=43.78±6.27 min (N=21).