Krystyna Szczawinska

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The possible effect of ifenprodil--a potent antagonist at the polyamine site of the NMDA receptor complex--on nociceptive threshold and morphine analgesia was investigated in mice. In the hot plate test, the intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of ifenprodil significantly prolonged the reaction time of mice at the dose of 30 mg/kg, and increased the analgesic(More)
Multiple (10x) treatment of zolpidem (1.0 or 2.0 mg/kg, orally, p.o.) led to different effects in chronically ethanol-treated and control rats. In control rats, after repeated zolpidem administration, a weaker, when compared to single administration, hypnotic effect of ethanol was observed, which may be the result of tolerance developed towards the(More)
We investigated the effects of multiple (21 x) ifenprodil (1.0 mg/kg, i.p.)-[IF] and spermidine (5.0 mg/kg, i.p.)-[SP] administration on short-term memory using the social recognition test in rats. The influence of a single (lx) injection of IF and SP was also established. 1x IF or SP treatment showed a statistically insignificant tendency to impair social(More)
1. The electric organ of Torpedo nobiliana contained putrescine (PUT), spermidine (SPD), spermine (SPM), and cadaverine (CAD). Traces of acetylated SPD and SPM were occasionaly seen. 2. Upon fractionation of the tissue by differential centrifugation, the polyamines (PA) were found predominantly in the soluble fraction. The postsynaptic membrane fraction,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate possible interactions between the analgesic activity of ketamine (an N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist), midazolam (a benzodiazepine derivative) and morphine using the tail-flick test in rats. Animals were treated s.c. with ketamine (1.0-10.0 mg/kg), midazolam (0.3 mg/kg), or morphine (0.6 mg/kg) alone. or in(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment with single (1x) and multiple (10x) doses of the anti-craving compound acamprosate (AC, calcium acetyl homotaurinate) on working memory in rats, using in a three-panel runway test. We measured tasks after the animals were treated with AC (500 mg/kg/d, i.p.); scopolamine (SC, 0.5 mg/kg/d, i.p.), a(More)
A purpose of the study was determination of the relationships between the brain levels of neuro-mediators: noradrenaline (NA), dopamine (DA), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and the development of tolerance to the sedative and anticonvulsive action of Nitrazepam. It was found that during tolerance development the GABA level(More)
Premedication with PCPA antagonized in rats the anticonvulsant activity of Primidone and of other drugs against seizures evoked by electroshock. Only in the case of Primidone, however, the anticonvulsant activity could not be re-established by increasing the dosage. Our investigations have shown that PCPA caused a strong inhibition of the conversion of(More)
Anticonvulsant, sedative and anxiolytic effects of the following benzodiazepines, administered chronically by the intraperitoneal route, were assessed: nitrazepam (NTZ), diazepam (DZ), oxazepam (OXZ), chlordiazepoxide (CDX) and temazepam (TMZ). The action of NTZ in tests for sedative, anticonvulsant and anxiolytic effects rapidly changed upon a repeated(More)