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Microinjection of sodium acetylsalicylate (aspirin, 0.2–0.6 mg) into the preoptic anterior hypothalamic area, but not the dorsal raphe region or the periaqueductal central gray matter, produced a dose-related analgesia in conscious monkeys. The analgesia induced by intrahypothalamic administration of aspirin was antagonized by pretreatment of monkeys with(More)
The effects of aspirin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-related drugs on the dental pain induced by electrical stimulation of tooth pulp afferent fibers were assessed in conscious monkeys. The electrical current required for producing jaw opening is referred to as the pain threshold. Both systemic (25 to 75 mg/kg, i.p.) or central (0.5 to 1.5 mg, third(More)
The inhibitory effect of oral administration of garlic on experimental carcinogenesis in buccal pouches induced by painting 9,10-dimethyl-1,2-benz(a)anthracene (DMBA) was studied on 40 golden Syrian hamsters. The animals were grouped at random into four experimental groups (oral administration of garlic, NTP, BP or mineral oil followed by DMBA painting on(More)
Src kinase is widely expressed in the brain and its inhibition with PP2 has previously been shown to depress depolarization-evoked glutamate release from rat cerebrocortical synaptosomes by reducing voltage-dependent Ca2+ entry. In this study, we further showed that the inhibitory effect of PP2 on 4-aminopyridine-evoked glutamate release results from a(More)
Polymorphonuclear leukocyte granules were submitted to zonal fractionation through a discontinuous sucrose gradient. Azurophilic and specific granules were enzymatically characterized by peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase activity, respectively. The enzymes formed modal distributions like those reported by others. Collagenase activity was consistently(More)
A 24 year-old male with painful swelling over the right side of his palate for about two weeks was presented. An incisional biopsy was performed. In a routine hematoxylin and eosin examination by light microscopy, spindle and epithelioid cells with a bizarre appearance were discernible in the submucosal area. A pagetoid pattern was found in areas of the(More)
The inhibitory effect of topical garlic extract on 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced oral carcinogenesis in Syrian hamsters was studied to define the local anticarcinogenicity of garlic. Two other chemicals, benzo[a]pyrene (BP) and 5-nitroso-2,4,6-triaminopyrimidine (NTP), were also testing materials. All chemicals were applied topically to the(More)