[Antagonism of RO 15-1788 with benzodiazepines in the effect on motivated aggression and the action of analgesics].

Article date: 1985/4/1

PubMed ID: 2859059

Journal name: Biulleten' eksperimental'noi biologii i meditsiny (ISSN: 0365-9615)


The influence of Ro 15-1788 and bicuculline on the action of GABA-positive drugs (muscimol), GABA cethyl ester, piracetam and depakine and benzodiazepine tranquilizers (diazepam, phenazepam) on motivated aggression has been studied. It has been shown that Ro 15-1788 which has a weak antiaggressive effect selectively antagonizes the anti-aggressive effect of tranquilizers but not that of GABA-positive drugs. Bicuculline antagonizes antiaggressive activity of the drugs of both types. The action of these antagonists on the effect of the drugs under study as regards the analgetic activity of morphine was also studied. It has been shown that Ro 15-1788 antagonizes the potentiation of morphine analgesia caused by diazepam. At the same time Ro 15-1788 does not influence morphine analgesia potentiated by muscimol. Bicuculline removes the potentiation of morphine analgesia caused both by diazepam and muscimol it is concluded that bicuculline-sensitive GABA receptors modulate the antiaggressive effect of benzodiazepines and their influence on the analgetic action of opiates.

Author List: Ostrovskaia R U, Molodavkin G M

Publication Types: Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article

Substances mentioned in the article: Analgesics; Anti-Anxiety Agents; Benzodiazepinones; Receptors, GABA-A; Flumazenil; Bicuculline;

Mesh terms: Aggression/drug effects; Analgesics/pharmacology; Animals; Anti-Anxiety Agents/antagonists & inhibitors; Benzodiazepinones/pharmacology; Bicuculline/pharmacology; Electric Stimulation; Escape Reaction/drug effects; Flumazenil; Humans; Male; Motivation/drug effects; Rats; Receptors, GABA-A/drug effects;

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