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The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic effect of acute injections (1.25 and 20 mg/kg, ip) of several antidepressants with different effects on monoamine reuptake, on two pain tests in mice (hot-plate and phenylbenzoquinone-induced abdominal writhes). Serotonergic inhibitors (citalopram, fluvoxamine and clomipramine) were more effective in(More)
The roles of dopaminergic and opioid neurotransmissions in the activity of three tricyclic antidepressants endowed with different monoamine-reuptake properties [desipramine (DESI), imipramine (IMI), amineptine (AMN)] were examined using a behavioral model of depression in rats; the learned helplessness paradigm. In this model, exposure of rats to(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the role of dopamine neurotransmission in the effects of morphine in the learned helplessness paradigm in rats, a generally recognized model of depression. In this model, rats first exposed to inescapable shocks (stressed rats) exhibited an escape deficit in a subsequent shuttle-box test performed 48 h later for 3(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the possible involvement of the mu-opioid system on the learned-helplessness paradigm, an experimental model of depression, in rats. In this test, rats were first exposed to inescapable foot-shocks (IS); 48 h later, they were submitted to a daily shuttle-box session (30 trials) for 3 consecutive days. Avoidance(More)
Serotonergic innervation of the spinal cord in mammals has multiple roles in the control of motor, sensory and visceral functions. In rats, functional consequences of spinal cord injury at thoracic level can be improved by a substitutive transplantation of serotonin (5-HT) neurons or regeneration under the trophic influence of grafted stem cells.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Antidepressants are one of the recommended treatments for neuropathic pain. However, their analgesic action remains unpredictable, and there are no selection criteria for clinical use. Better knowledge of their mechanism of action could help highlight differences underlying their unequal efficacy. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH We compared(More)
Neuropathic pain is a common diabetic complication affecting 8-16% of diabetic patients. It is characterized by aberrant symptoms of spontaneous and stimulus-evoked pain including hyperalgesia and allodynia. Magnesium (Mg) deficiency has been proposed as a factor in the pathogenesis of diabetes-related complications, including neuropathy. In the central(More)
1DMe, a neuropeptide FF (NPFF) analogue, has been shown to produce antinociception and to enhance morphine analgesia in rats after intrathecal administration. To determine whether 1DMe could correct hyperalgesia and restore morphine efficacy in mononeuropathic (MN) and diabetic (D) rats we examined the spinal effect of 1DMe in MN and D rats without and(More)
The synthesis and the pharmacological evaluation of 19 new 4,6-diaryl-3-pyridazinones are reported. All compounds were screened for analgesic, antiinflammatory and antipyretic activities. Introduction of an arylpiperazinomethyl moiety in the 2-position of the pyridazinone ring resulted in the most potent activities. Compounds 2a, 2b, 2h and 2i exhibited a(More)
In first part, the aim of this work is to study the orally subacute toxicity of a propolis extract on conscious mice. LD50 is more than 7.34 g/kg propolis extract: this product is not toxic. In second part, cutaneous primary irritation of several products: excipients and propolis extract alone or in ointments, is evaluated in the rabbit. The cutaneous(More)