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European journal of pharmacology

Central administration of p-octopamine to mice: assessment of antinociception.


PMID 2509222

Abstract

Administration of p-octopamine by intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) or intrathecal (i.t.) routes, but not orally, produced antinociception in the acetylcholine-induced abdominal constriction test (ED50 = 24.8 and 3.6 micrograms, respectively). Likewise, i.c.v. and i.t., but not peripheral (up to 200 mg/kg s.c.), administration increased latency in the 48 degrees C hot-plate test (ED50 = 11.5 micrograms i.c.v. and 0.2 micrograms i.t.). These actions were relatively long-lasting and not blocked by naloxone. Antinociception following i.c.v. administration was abolished in reserpinized mice or by pretreatment with i.t. phentolamine (2 micrograms). These results suggest a moderate antinociceptive action of p-octopamine involving non-opioid, reserpine-sensitive, central pathways.

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