Effects of pentazocine and other opioids on the potassium-evoked release of [3H]noradrenaline from guinea pig cortical slices.


Noradrenaline release and its modulation via presynaptic opioid receptors were examined in guinea pig cortical slices. Slices preloaded with [3H]noradrenaline were superfused in the presence of desipramine (1 microM) and were stimulated by 16 mM K+. 1-Pentazocine inhibited the K+-evoked release of [3H]noradrenaline in a dose-dependent manner (3 x 10(-7)-10… (More)