Murielle Méen

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PURPOSE To develop a model of visceral pain in rats using a behavioral approach. Cyclophosphamide (CP), an antitumoral agent known to produce toxic effects on the bladder wall through its main toxic metabolite acrolein, was used to induce cystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS CP was administered at doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg./kg. i.p. to male rats, and their(More)
Buprenorphine is a potent opioid analgesic clinically used to treat moderate to severe pain. The present study assessed its analgesic efficacy in a broad range of rodent models of acute and chronic pain. In the phenylquinone writhing, hot plate, and tail flick mouse models of acute pain, full analgesic efficacy was obtained (ED50 values: 0.0084-0.16 mg/kg(More)
1. RB 101, a complete inhibitor of enkephalin-catabolizing enzymes, has been previously shown to produce antinociception in normal rats after systemic administration. Moreover, its coadministration with a cholecystokinin-B (CCK-B) receptor antagonist has been shown to strongly enhance its antinociceptive effect in normal rats. In this work, we determined(More)
We previously showed that the intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of 200mg/kg cyclophosphamide, an antitumoral agent, modified the behaviour of rats with cystitis induced by acrolein, a toxic urinary by-product of cyclophosphamide. This behaviour, (namely decreased breathing rate, closing of the eyes, and specific postures), was scored to indirectly(More)
PURPOSE We determined the sites of the antinociceptive action of morphine in the experimental model of cyclophosphamide induced cystitis and investigated the afferent nerve fibers involved in nociception transmission originating from the bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cyclophosphamide (200 mg./kg.) given intraperitoneally was used to induce cystitis in(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of an intrathecally injected cholecystokinin-B (CCK-B) receptor antagonist, CI-988, on the analgesic effect of morphine and clomipramine in diabetic rats. Administered alone, morphine (0.1 mg/kg, i.v.) and clomipramine (3 mg/kg, i.v.) have respectively no effect and only a slight effect on vocalization(More)
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