Behavioural effects of novel benzodiazepine (omega) receptor agonists and partial agonists: increases in punished responding and antagonism of the pentylenetetrazole cue.

@article{Sanger1995BehaviouralEO,
  title={Behavioural effects of novel benzodiazepine (omega) receptor agonists and partial agonists: increases in punished responding and antagonism of the pentylenetetrazole cue.},
  author={D. J. Sanger},
  journal={Behavioural pharmacology},
  year={1995},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={116-126}
}
In recent years a number of novel compounds have been described with affinity and specificity for BZ (omega) receptors. While some of these agents appear to act, like benzodiazepines themselves, as full agonists at different receptor subtypes (e.g. suriclone), several non-selective partial agonists (e.g. bretazenil) have been described, as have a number of BZ(1) (omega(1)) selective drugs (e.g. zolpidem). Previous work has reported a number of differences between the behavioural effects of some… CONTINUE READING