A new technique has been developed suitable for quantitative studies on physio-pharmacology of pain arising from the urinary bladder in conscious freely-moving rats. The method involves the intravesical instillation of xylene or its vehicle (0.3 cc of silicone oil) through a catheter chronically implanted into the rat bladder. The instillation of xylene (10 to 100%) produced behavioural effects (licking of lower abdomen or perineal region, hind paws hyperextension) suggestive of visceral pain. All the behavioural responses produced by xylene instillation were prevented by extrinsic bladder denervation (pelvic ganglionectomy). Morphine HCl (two to five mg./kg. s.c., 30 min. before) or (±)-baclofen (2.5-10 mg./kg. s.c., 60 min. before) reduced or abolished the response to xylene instillation, thus indicating that the action of analgesic drugs can be quantitated using the present model.

A method for studying pain arising from the urinary bladder in conscious, freely-moving rats

ABELLI, Luigi;
1989

Abstract

A new technique has been developed suitable for quantitative studies on physio-pharmacology of pain arising from the urinary bladder in conscious freely-moving rats. The method involves the intravesical instillation of xylene or its vehicle (0.3 cc of silicone oil) through a catheter chronically implanted into the rat bladder. The instillation of xylene (10 to 100%) produced behavioural effects (licking of lower abdomen or perineal region, hind paws hyperextension) suggestive of visceral pain. All the behavioural responses produced by xylene instillation were prevented by extrinsic bladder denervation (pelvic ganglionectomy). Morphine HCl (two to five mg./kg. s.c., 30 min. before) or (±)-baclofen (2.5-10 mg./kg. s.c., 60 min. before) reduced or abolished the response to xylene instillation, thus indicating that the action of analgesic drugs can be quantitated using the present model.
1989
Abelli, Luigi; Conte, B; Somma, V; Maggi, Ca; Giuliani, S; Meli, A.
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