Opioid antagonism of electroschock-induced seizures

Stefano Puglisi-Allegra, Claudio Castellano, Vilmos Csányl, Antal Dóka, Alberto Oliverio

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Morphine, β-endorphin and [D-Ala2, D-Leu5] enkephalin administered intracerebroventricularly exterted a protective on electroconvulsive shock (ECS)-induced seizures in mice. This effect was reversed by intraperitoneal injections of naltrexone. The role of μ and δ receptors in ECS-induced convulsions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-769
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1984


  • Electroconvulsive shock
  • Mice
  • Morphine
  • Seizures
  • [D-Ala, D-Leu] enkephalin
  • β-Endorphin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology


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