M. M. Gavend

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Male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to discriminate dextromethorphan (DM, 30 mg/kg, ip) from saline using a standard two-lever, fixed ratio 10, food reinforcement procedure. The DM-saline discrimination was acquired, and a range of doses of DM produced a dose-related generalization to the DM-lever choice. Stimulus generalization tests were conducted with(More)
The effects of ethylketocyclazocine (EKC) and ketocyclazocine (KC), benzomorphan derivatives proposed as kappa opioid receptor agonists, were studied by measuring changes in the levels of dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NA), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), and their major metabolites, DOPAC, HVA, MHPG-SO4, 5-HIAA, in different regions of rat brain. Doses ranging(More)
The effects of cyclazocine on the metabolism of dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NA) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in regions of rat brain were studied by measuring changes in the levels of the monoamines and their major metabolites. Doses ranging from 4–32 mg/kg were tested. Rats were sacrificed 1 or 2 h after administration of the drug, according to the(More)
In rats receiving a normal saline load of 2.5 ml/100 g, sc, (moderately hydrated rats), injections of the serotonin (5-HT) antagonist, metergoline (0.25-1-4 mg/kg), resulted in a dose-dependent decrease in the urine output induced by a dose of 8 mg/kg of cyclazocine (a benzomorphan derivative, mixed kappa and sigma agonist) at the 2-h time period. The(More)
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