Comparison of analgesic potencies of mu, delta and kappa agonists locally applied to various CNS regions relevant to analgesia in rats.


Analgesic potencies of relatively selective agonists for mu, delta and kappa subtypes of opioid receptors, morphine, [D-Ala2,D-Leu5]-enkephalin (DADL) and ethylketocyclazocine (EKC), respectively, were examined with the tail-pinch test in the rat, when microinjected into the brain stem regions relevant to analgesia such as the nucleus reticularis… (More)