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Table 1.

Arterial blood pressures in the pulmonary circulation (left pulmonary artery) and the systemic circulation (right aortic arch) of conscious and anaesthetised Python molurus



Pressure (cm H2O)
Left pulmonary artery
Right aortic arch

Diastolic
Systolic
Mean
Diastolic
Systolic
Mean
Conscious 8.2±0.8 14.6±1.3 11.6±1.1 63.2±4.6* 87.6±4.1* 75.7±4.2* 
Anaesthetised 19.7±4.7 27.2±5.2 23.0±4.9 81.4±9.6*, 102.0±11.5*, 91.2±10.6*, 


Pressure (cm H2O)
Left pulmonary artery
Right aortic arch

Diastolic
Systolic
Mean
Diastolic
Systolic
Mean
Conscious 8.2±0.8 14.6±1.3 11.6±1.1 63.2±4.6* 87.6±4.1* 75.7±4.2* 
Anaesthetised 19.7±4.7 27.2±5.2 23.0±4.9 81.4±9.6*, 102.0±11.5*, 91.2±10.6*, 

1 cm H2O=98 Pa.

Values are means ± S.E.M. (N=5 for the conscious animals, N=6 for anaesthetised animals).

*

Significant difference between the pulmonary and systemic circulation;

significant difference between conscious and anaesthetised animals

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