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Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was given intravenously, by smoking, and by mouth to 11 healthy subjects. Plasma profiles of THC after smoking and intravenous injection were similar whereas plasma levels after oral doses were low and irregular, indicating slow and erratic absorption. Based on AUC0-360 min systemic availability of THC after smoking was(More)
Plasma concentrations of THC were measured by gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry following three routes of administration and correlated with clinical effects. Plasma concentrations peaked at 3 minutes after intravenous injection and then sharply declined. The peak "high" occurred at 30 minutes while plasma concentrations were declining. This(More)
Deuterium labelled delta 1-tetrahydrocannabinol was administered intravenously (5.0 mg) and by smoking (10.0 mg) to five heavy and four light marihuana users. All subjects smoked an estimated amount of 8.6-9.9 mg delta 1-tetrahydrocannabinol. The plasma levels of delta 1-tetrahydrocannabinol were followed for 48 hours and in two subjects fof 72 hours after(More)
The aim was to study whether topically applied local anaesthetics and related compounds exert an antithrombotic effect. The assay was carried out through vital microscopy of the microcirculation in the hamster cheek pouch model as injured by laser microbeam irradiation, essentially in order to record the differences in the incidence of thrombus formation(More)
Raclopride, a highly selective D2-dopamine receptor antagonist, was administered in doses up to 4 mg b.i.d. to ten schizophrenic patients in an open label non-comparative study lasting 4 weeks. Safety, tolerability, potential antipsychotic effect, prolactin response and drug effect on plasma homovanillic acid were evaluated. Central D2-dopamine receptor(More)
Raclopride, a new potential antipsychotic drug, with high selectivity and affinity for central D2-dopamine receptors, was in this first human study administered to 8 healthy male volunteers in single oral doses from 0.1 to 16 mg. Two subjects, known to be slow metabolizers of debrisoquine, were also included. Pharmacokinetics, safety, tolerability, and(More)
Integrated assessment of selective coronary angiorgrams and perfusion scintigrams of 86 patients with coronary-artery insufficiency revealed anatomical and topographical details which could not be achieved with one of these methods alone. Pathological perfusion patterns were quite different from normal ones. The functional effects of single, centrally(More)
Report on a 53 years old patient with renal failure. Angiography showed multiple micro-aneurysms in kidneys and liver, in some instances also in the pancreatic, duodenal and mesenterial arteries. Muscle biopsy confirmed the suspicion of arteriitis nodosa. Clinically the diagnosis of necrotizing arteriitis is difficult. Angiography settles the diagnosis, but(More)
The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of raclopride, a new antipsychotic, were investigated in 16 healthy men. Single 4 mg doses were administered as intravenous infusion, oral solution and 2 extended release (ER) formulations. Total plasma clearance was about 100 ml/min (6.0 L/h), of which renal clearance accounted for 0.2 ml/min, indicating(More)