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Differences of analgesia and withdrawal response among ohmefentanyl stereoisomers have been studied. In the present study, Quantitative comparison of reinforcing effects of ohmefentanyl stereoisomers and morphine was performed by using a conditioned place preference design in mice. Results showed that morphine and ohmefentanyl stereoisomers were able to increase significantly the time spent in the drug-paired side with respect to vehicle treated animals. A good linear correlation between doses of drugs and number of mice with place preference was found within a given dose range. On the basis of the dose-response curve analysis, ohmefentanyl stereoisomers displayed a significant difference in place preference ED50. The addictive index (analgesic ED50/place preference ED50) was used to assess the addictive potential of drugs. It was demonstrated that the addictive potential of ohmefentanyl stereoisomers did not exhibit a large difference as addictive index. Among these stereoisomers, the addictive potential of compound F9208 was markedly lower than that of morphine.


G W Guo, Z H Liu, W Q Jin, H P Zhang, X J Chen, Y C Zhu, Z Q Chi. Quantitative comparison of ohmefentanyl isomers induced conditioning place preference in mice. Life sciences. 2001 Apr 13;68(21):2383-90

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