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Cannabinoid and opioid receptor agonists show functional interactions in a number of their physiological effects. Regarding the seizure-modulating properties of both classes of receptors, the present study examined the possibility of a functional interaction between these receptors. We used acute systemic administration of cannabinoid selective CB(1)(More)
Previous studies have been shown that the adrenergic system involves in gastric secretion and pathogenesis of peptic lesion and activation of alpha(2)-adrenoceptors located on the vagus nerve inhibits gastric acid secretion. Bromocriptine, a dopamine receptor agonist, also has alpha(2) agonistic effect and prevents indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer.(More)
1. Mixed D-1/D-2 dopamine agonist apomorphine induced a penile erection (PE) in rats in a biphasic manner. 2. The response was decreased with increasing doses of the drug. 3. The maximum effect was obtained by 0.1 mg/kg of apomorphine. 4. In animals pretreated with D-1 antagonist SCH 23390, high doses of apomorphine showed higher PE response, while D-2(More)
1. Our previous report showed that in acute cholestasis, the subsensitivity to morphine inhibitory effect on electrical-stimulated contractions develops significantly faster in guinea-pig ileum (GPI) and in mouse vas deferens (MVD) (45.2 and 29.9 times, respectively) compared with non-cholestatic subjects. 2. The possible contribution of alpha2-adrenoceptor(More)
Changes in vascular responsiveness are proposed as the basis for some of the cardiovascular complications in cholestasis. Cholestasis is also associated with accumulation of endogenous opioid peptides and evidence of overproduction of nitric oxide (NO). The possible role of NO or opioid system in cholestasis-induced mesenteric vascular bed responsiveness(More)
The effects of different doses of lithium (5-320 mg/kg intramuscularly) and rubidium (0.25 32 mg/kg intramuscularly) on apomorphine-induced pecking were investigated in pigeons. These two cations did not induce pecking by itself. Intramuscular administration of apomorphine (a mixed D1/D2 dopamine receptors agonist, 0.1-1.6 mg/kg) induced pecking in a(More)
Noradrenaline (NA) and dopamine (DA) contracted the mouse vas deferens and reduced the responses to low frequency nerve stimulation (0.1 Hz). The relative potencies of antagonists suggested that these effects were due to stimulation of post-synaptic and pre-synaptic alpha-adrenoceptors respectively. Bromocriptine produced a non-competitive antagonism of(More)
In this study, the effect of concurrent use of fluvoxamine and amantadine on morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) was investigated by the intraperitoneal (i.p.) and intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection in rat. The CPP paradigms took place on 6 consecutive days by using an unbiased procedure. Our results showed that i.p. injection of(More)
The effect of hypericin on the expression of morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) was investigated and compared with the effect of the synthetic antidepressants. The CPP paradigms took place over six days using an unbiased procedure. The results demonstrate that intra-peritoneal (IP) injection of morphine sulfate (2.5, 5 and 10 mg/Kg)(More)
Changes in vascular responsiveness are proposed as the basis for some of the cardiovascular complications in cholestasis. Cholestasis is also associated with accumulation of endogenous opioid peptides and evidence of nitric oxide (NO) overproduction. On the other hand, it is well known that anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid ligand, causes hypotension(More)