Ahmet Ulugöl

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OBJECTIVE This controlled experimental study was designed to compare the effects of a well-known NSAID, tenoxicam, with mid-laser irradiation on the inflammatory component of adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA). Four groups of animals, each consisting of 10 Wistar rats, were included in the study. The primary concern was not to investigate the antiinflammatory(More)
Morphine is known to release histamine from mast cells and increase the turnover of neuronal histamine. It is also known that histamine receptors mediate some of the morphine effects. The contribution of histamine H1 and H2 receptors to the thermoregulatory effect of morphine in mice was investigated in the present experiments. Morphine produced a(More)
Combinations of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids are widespread in the management of pain, allowing better analgesia with reduced side effects. Cannabinoids are promising analgesic drugs that have pharmacological properties similar to those of opioids. However, the beneficial effects of cannabinoids for pain treatment are(More)
In this study, we investigated the behavioral effects of MK-801 (1-20 micrograms) injected into the posterior parts of nucleus accumbens (ACC) and caudate-putamen (CP) in rats. Interactions of diazepam (DZP, 10 micrograms), haloperidol (HPD, 2 micrograms), and scopolamine (SCOP, 10 micrograms) with 20 micrograms of MK-801 were also studied. All injections(More)
Although cannabis has been used for pain management for millennia, very few approved cannabinoids are indicated for the treatment of pain and other medical symptoms. Cannabinoid therapy re-gained attention only after the discovery of endocannabinoids and fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL), the enzymes playing a role in(More)
Contribution of histamine H1- and H2-receptors to the effect of compound 48/80, a potent histamine releaser, upon asphyxiation and body temperature in mice was investigated in the present experiments. Compound 48/80 showed an apparent protective potency against hypoxia and significantly prolonged the latencies for convulsions and death in a dose-dependent(More)
Morphine is known to release histamine from mast cells. It is also known that histamine receptors mediate some of morphine's effects on the central nervous system. The contribution of H1- and H2-receptors to the effect of morphine on maximal electroconvulsive shock in mice was investigated in the present experiments. Morphine showed a dose-dependent(More)
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