Mihailo Dzoljic

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In order to determine the potential anti-addictive properties of ibogaine, we used the cocaine self-administration model in rats. The results indicate that a single injection of ibogaine (40 mg/kg i.p.) produced a significant decrease of cocaine intake, which remained unaltered for more than 48 h. Since the half-life time of ibogaine is short, this might(More)
The effect of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in relatively low doses (12.5--200 mg/kg) on sleep stages, electrocorticogram (ECoG) patterns and behavior was investigated in the rat. 50-100 mg/kg GHB induced slow wave sleep but, in contrast to the cat, not paradoxical sleep. 200 mg/kg induced a hypersynchronous, bilaterally symmetrical ECoG pattern, which was(More)
Potent inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), 3-bromo-7-nitro indazole, 1-(2-trifluoromethylphenyl)imidazole, S-methyl-L-thiocitrulline and 7-nitro indazole, reduced locomotion in mice. These results suggest that activity of NOS and corresponding NO release are of importance for normal locomotion.
Administration of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) (200 mg/kg i.p.) in rats evoked a hypersynchronous electrocorticogram pattern which was antagonized by specific anti-petit mal agents, while other antiepileptic drugs exerted no influence, or even potentiated the effect of GHB. The specific sensitivity of the GHB-induced hypersynchrony to anti-petit mal agents(More)
In this study we examined the effects of the enkephalinase inhibitor, thiorphan, on the naloxone-precipitated withdrawal syndrome in chronic morphine dependent rats. Intracerebroventricular administration of thiorphan (40 micrograms/2 microliter) in morphine dependent rats, inhibited the severity of the naloxone-precipitated abstinential syndrome.(More)
The effects of the excitatory amino acid (EAA) receptor antagonists MK-801 (non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonist), DNQX (competitive non-NMDA receptor antagonist) and 5,7-DCKA (antagonist of glycine site of NMDA receptor) have been examined on the naloxone (4 mg/kg, i.p.)-precipitated withdrawal jumping behaviour in morphine-dependent mice. The results(More)
We examined the effects of potent neuronal nitric oxide synthase inhibitors, 3-bromo-7-nitro indazole (3-Br-7-NI) and S-methyl-L-thiocitrulline (S-Me-TC) on general behaviour, vigilance stages and electro-encephalographic (EEG) power spectra in rats. In addition, we studied the effect of 7-nitro indazole (7-NI) on EEG power spectra in rats during dark and(More)
The effects of four 5-HT1-like receptor agonists (8-OH-DPAT, RU 24969, BEA 1654 and 5-carboxamidotryptamine) and some putative 5-HT1-like receptor antagonists on vigilance were examined in an attempt to clarify the role of 5-HT1-like receptors in the sleep-waking pattern of rats. Both 8-OH-DPAT (0.5-2.0 mg/kg, s.c.) and RU 24969 (0.5-2.0 mg/kg, s.c.)(More)
We examined the effect of 7-nitro indazole (7-NI, 2.5-50 mg/kg, i.p.), an inhibitor of central nitric oxide (NO) synthesis, on general behaviour and sleep. The results show that 7-NI induces ptosis, a loss of the righting reflex and decrease of the EEG amplitudes. Furthermore, a duration of slow wave sleep (SWS) and REM sleep decreased, while the latencies(More)
Considerable evidence has accumulated to suggest that intracerebroventricular administration of enkephalinase inhibitors, which do not penetrate the blood-brain barrier, significantly attenuates opioid withdrawal syndrome. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the effect of intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of orally active enkephalinase(More)