Effect of cesium, lithium, and rubidium on some actions of morphine
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The effect of cesium, lithium, and rubidium chlorides on the analgesic action of morphine (in the vocalization test) and on the course of dependence on it (by the “two bottle” test) was investigated. The chlorides were shown to reduce both the threshold of the pain response and the duration of analgesia produced by morphine. Cesium chloride was most active in this respect. All the compounds studied reduced the coefficient of morphine preference. The greatest effect was observed with cesium chloride, which reduced the preference coefficient to one-fortieth of the control level.
Key Wordslithium cesium rubidium dependence on morphine
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