Furchgott’s sandwich

Robert F Furchgott showed that acetylcholine-induced relaxation of blood vessels was dependent on the endothelium. His “sandwich” experiment set the stage for future scientific development. He used two different pieces of the aorta; one had the endothelial layer intact, in the other it had been removed.

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