In this study we investigated the effect of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) on tear secretion in rats. The animals were anesthetized intraperitoneally (ip) with urethane (1,2g/kg). The treatment was injected subcutaneously (s.c.). Tear samples were collected by folding a 5 mm section of a Schirmer strip over the lower lid margin to absorb tear fluid from the lower conjunctival sac for 5 min. Forty animals were divided into four groups (n=10). Group 1 (control) received 1ml of saline, group 2 received 60mg/kg of ASA, group 3 received 50mg/kg of Acetylcholine (Ach), and group 4 received 60mg/kg of ASA and 30 min later 50mg of Ach. While Ach alone significantly increased tear secretion, ASA reduced it when compared to saline (control) (p
Aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, acetylcholine, tear secretion, rat.
KAPICIOĞLU, ZERRİN; ÇAN, GAMZE; and KALYONCU, I. NURİ (1999) "Action of Aspirin on Acetylcholine-StimulatedTear Secretion in Rats," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 29: No. 6, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol29/iss6/5