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Dextromethorphan (DM) at supra-antitussive doses might produce psychotomimetic effects in humans. In order to understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for the behavior induced by DM, we examined the effects of DM on cocaine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) and locomotor pattern in mice, and Fos-related antigen immunoreactivity (FRA-IR) in(More)
We examined the effects of a non-opioid antitussive, carbetapentane (CB) on kainic acid (KA)-induced neurotoxicity in rats. KA administration (10 mg/kg, i.p.) produced robust behavioral convulsions lasting 4 to 5 h. CB (12.5 and 25 mg/kg. i.p.) pretreatment consistently and in a dose-dependent manner reduced the KA-induced seizures, mortality, and marked(More)
We examined whether (-)-nicotine infusion can affect kainic acid (KA)-induced neurotoxicity in rats. Although treatment with a single nicotine infusion (0.5 or 1.0 microg/side, i.c.v.) failed to attenuate KA-induced neurotoxicity, repeated nicotine infusions (1.0 microg/side/day for 10 days) attenuated the seizures, the severe loss of cells in hippocampal(More)
In order to understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for the behaviors mediated by dextromethorphan (DM), we examined the effects of DM on locomotor activity and locomotor patterns in mice, and Fos-related antigen immunoreactivity (FRA-IR) of mouse brain following repeated administration of cocaine. Combined treatments (30 min prior to each cocaine(More)
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