Learn More
Because adenosine agonists may possess therapeutic potential as antipsychotic agents, we examined the activity of several prototypic agents in vivo in blocking conditioned avoidance responding (CAR) in the rat, a behavioral test predictive of antipsychotic efficacy in humans. Potency in blocking CAR is directly proportional to potency in alleviating(More)
Morphine sulphate (M) was microinjected intracerebrally into 26 sites in the free-moving and 11 sites in the restrained rat. The injections were made into the preoptic-anterior hypothalamic (POAH) region as core temperature (Tc) was measured. A marked increase in Tc was evoked from the free-moving rat following doses of M of 1 (n = 10); 10 (n = 19); 20 (n =(More)
The benzoylthiophene analog, PD 81,723, has been shown to allosterically enhance agonist binding and functional activation of the mammalian adenosine (ADO) A(1) receptor subtype by putatively maintaining the receptor in a high affinity state. The present studies were conducted to evaluate the ability of PD 81,723 to enhance the binding of(More)
The importance of restraint in determining the magnitude of alteration in the rat's core temperature (Tc) after the administration of morphine sulphate (M) and heroin hydrochloride (H) was investigated. M, in doses of 5, 15 and 30 mg/kg, or H, in doses of 0.1, 1 and 5 mg/kg was administered IP to either the restrained or free-moving rats as Tc was measured.(More)
  • 1