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Whole body static magnetic field exposure increases thermal nociceptive threshold in the snail, Helix pomatia.
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PMID:  23134601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We investigated the effect of homogeneous and inhomogeneous static magnetic field (SMF) exposure on the thermal nociceptive threshold of snail in the hot plate test (43 °C). Both homogeneous (hSMF) and inhomogeneous (iSMF) SMF increased the thermo-nociceptive threshold: 40.2%, 29.2%, or 41.7% after an exposure of 20, 30, or 40 min hSMF by p < 0.001, p < 0.0001, or p < 0.001, and 32.7% or 46.2% after an exposure of 20 or 40 min iSMF by p < 0.05 or p < 0.0001. These results suggest that SMF has an antinociceptive effect in snail. On the other hand, naloxone as an atypical opioid antagonist in an amount of 1 μg/g was found to significantly decrease the thermo-nociceptive threshold (41.9% by p < 0.002), which could be antagonized by hSMF exposure implying that hSMF exerts its antinociceptive effect partly via opioid receptors.
Authors:
J F László; L Hernádi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta biologica Hungarica     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0236-5383     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta. Biol. Hung.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8404358     Medline TA:  Acta Biol Hung     Country:  Hungary    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Debrecen Department of Applied Mathematics and Probability Theory Kassai út 26 H-4028 Debrecen Hungary.
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