Cha Sup Lee

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UNLABELLED A new competitive alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid receptor antagonist, (2,3-dioxo-7-[1H-imidazol-1-yl]-6-nitro-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-quinoxal inyl) acetic acid (YM872) has analgesic effects on acute thermal- and formalin-induced nociception by intrathecal administration. The purpose of this study was to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Two major neurotransmitters, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and the excitatory amino acid, glutamate, may be involved in nociception in the spinal cord. GABA and glutamate receptors may operate in concert to modify signals in the central nervous system. The purpose of this study was to investigate the spinal analgesic interaction between(More)
BACKGROUND The analgesic mechanisms of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors have been explained mainly on the basis of the inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis. However, several lines of evidence suggest that their analgesic effects are mediated through serotonergic or adrenergic transmissions. We investigated the roles of these neurotransmitters in the(More)
UNLABELLED Clonidine, an alpha(2) adrenergic receptor agonist, inhibits glutamate release from the spinal cord. We studied the interaction of intrathecally administered clonidine and glutamate receptor antagonists on acute thermal or formalin induced nociception. Sprague-Dawley rats with lumbar intrathecal catheters were tested for their tail withdrawal(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the interaction of midazolam and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor or -amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl isoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA) receptor antagonist on the effects of persistent inflammatory nociceptive activation. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with lumbar intrathecal catheters and were tested for their(More)
To test the hypothesis that progesterone (P) administered in a high dose and for a long duration would influence in vitro LHRH release by naloxone, silastic capsules containing P (50 mg/ml) or vehicle were implanted sc in ovariectomized, estradiol-primed (OVX+E) prepubertal rats. Following a 48 hr exposure to P, rats were sacrificed and mediobasal(More)
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