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The antinociceptive effect of the octapeptide vapreotide, an analog of somatostatin, was studied after systemic injection in normal mice using the hot plate and abdominal stretching assays, and in normal rats using the paw pressure analgesiometric assay. Vapreotide was ineffective at 1 microgram/kg s.c. in the hot plate test in mice, but 30 min after(More)
Vapreotide, a long-acting somatostatin analog, possesses an analgesic effect. The purpose of this work was to determine a tachykinergic involvement. Vapreotide reduced substance P-induced biting and scratching in mice. This inhibitory effect of substance P action was confirmed by experiments performed on the bronchial apparatus of guinea-pigs known to(More)
This work studies the antinociceptive effect of a sustained (7 day) release dosage form of vapreotide, a peptidic analogue of somatostatin, in rats submitted to a nociceptive mechanical stimulus (paw pressure). One intramuscular injection (0.6 mg/animal) induced a significant antinociceptive effect for 7 complete days with a maximal increase in vocalization(More)
The antinociceptive effect of racemic tetrahydropapaveroline (THP), of its two R(+)- and S(-) enantiomers, of 1-2-dehydro-THP and of 1-carboxy-THP was assessed using different pain tests in mice. None of these drugs possessed a significant activity in the hot-plate and tail-flick tests. However, after i.p. injection, they reduced the number of abdominal(More)
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