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Dear Friends! Please discuss abstract of my new article
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S. Е. Serdyuk, V. Е. Gmiro. ADRENALINE POTENTIATES ANTIEPILEPTIC BUT NOT SEDATIVE ACTION OF DIAZEPAM IN RATS. Institute of Experimental Medicine of RAMS, 197376, St. Petersburg, Acad. Pavlov St., 12, Russia; e-mail:
Intramuscular (i.m.) administration of diazepam in a dose of 10 mg/kg and adrenaline in a dose of 0.2 mg/kg prevents generalized clonic-tonic pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) seizures in 75—80 % of rats, but only in 35—40 % of rats it prevents local clonic PTZ seizures. In the above mentioned do¬se, diazepam causes a strong sedation, but adrenaline does not cause a sedative effects. The combined administration of diazepam and adrenaline in threshold independently ineffective doses prevents both clonic-tonic and clonic PTZ seizures in 80 % of rats without a sedation development. The basis for mechanism of potentiation of anticonvulsant action of diazepam is the stimulation of gastric mucosa vagal afferents by adrenaline.
Key words: adrenalin, diazepam, afferents, stomach, seizure.
RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY. V. 98. N 2. P. 236—241. 2012

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