Naloxonazine antagonism of levorphanol-induced antinociception and respiratory depression in rhesus monkeys.

The mu-opioid receptor antagonist effects of naloxonazine on levorphanol-induced thermal antinociception and respiratory depression were examined in rhesus monkeys. Levorphanol (0.032-3.2 mg/kg) produced dose-dependent increases in tail-withdrawal latencies from 50 degrees C water in a warm-water tail-withdrawal assay and dose-dependent decreases in… CONTINUE READING