Anticonvulsant effects of stress: role of endogenous opioids

Alberto Oliverio, Claudio Castellano, Stefano Puglisi-Allegra

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Mice subjected to immobilization stress were protected against electroconvulsive shock-induced seizures in comparison to non-stressed mice. Pretreatment with naltrexone antagonized the effects of stress indicating that the protective effects of stress on seizures involved a release of endogenous opioids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 18 1983


  • electroconvulsive shock
  • endogenous opioids
  • mice
  • seizures
  • stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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