Ephedrine enhances the antinociceptive effect of dexmedetomidine in mice

SEZER Z., Sezer G., Tekol Y.

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS, vol.32, no.4, pp.552-556, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.552-556
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVES: Dexmedetomidine, a highly selective alpha-2-adrenoceptor agonist, was recently introduced into clinical practice for its sedative and analgesic properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the psychostimulant drug ephedrine has any effect on dexmedetomidine-induced antinociception and locomotor inhibitor activity in mice in acute application.