In C57BL/6 mice caffeine antagonized morphine-induced hyperactivity. This effect was most evident when caffeine was used in doses that slightly increased locomotor activity. Given at the same doses caffeine did not affect morphine-induced analgesia. Two possibilities of explanation of this effect are discussed: action of caffeine on dopaminergic mechanisms responsible for morphine-induced running fit through its effect on cyclic AMP level, had a direct action of caffeine on δ opiate receptors involved in the stimulatory effect of morphine.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Polish Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science