Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) antagonizes pentobarbital sedation and hypothermia; somatotropin release inhibiting factor amplifies them. Other hypothalamic polypeptide releasing factors, Substance P and a variety of amino acids are ineffective. Three congeners of TRH antagonize pentobarbital; one amplifies it. The potencies of congeners as pentobarbital antagonists are unrelated to their potencies as pituitary thyrotropin releasers.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)