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Intrathecal administration of both (D-Pro2,D-Trp7,9)-substance P (DPDT) and (D-Arg1,D-Trp7,9,Leu11)-substance P (DADTL) elicited antinociception in hot-plate and tail-flick test, with DADTL as the most potent. The animals injected with 2.0 micrograms DADTL, and several animals administered with DPDT at the same dose, developed bilateral motor blockade of(More)
In the present investigation, the antinociceptive, motor blocking and neurotoxic effects of intrathecal and epidural somatostatin (SST) were assessed in rats implanted with lumbar intrathecal and epidural catheters. The doses studied were 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5 and 15 micrograms intrathecally and 100, 250, 400 and 500 micrograms epidurally. It appears that if the(More)
The present investigation was undertaken to determine the antinociceptive potency and possible neurotoxic effects of a substance P (SP) receptor antagonist, [D-Arg,D-Trp,Leu]SP (Spantide), after intrathecal injection in mice. After the nociceptive tests had been carried out, the animals were sacrificed and the spinal cords were investigated for(More)
In the present investigation, the antinociceptive effect of somatostatin (SST) was assessed after intrathecal injection in rats. It was found that the peptide caused antinociception, hind limb paralysis and neuronal damage of the spinal cord in a dose-dependent manner. The threshold dose for antinociception was lower (approximately 10 micrograms) than that(More)
There has been a lack of small animal models for the secondary allergic response (SAR) seen after bronchial challenge in many asthmatic patients. We have found that challenge with particulate instead of soluble antigen will provoke an SAR-like bronchial obstruction in the guinea-pig. The particulate form was obtained by coupling the antigen covalently to(More)
In the present investigation, the vasoconstrictive, motor and neurodegenerative effects of intrathecal somatostatin (SST) were assessed in guinea pigs implanted with lumbar intrathecal catheters. Five consecutive dose increments of SST (5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 micrograms) to a total of 120 micrograms during the period of 16 +/- 3 min, resulted in a moderate (<(More)
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