Interaction of phencyclidine with drugs affecting cholinergic neurotransmission

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Locomotor activity induced by phencyclidine was studied in combination with a number of cholinergic-acting drugs (atropine, methyl atropine and physostigmine). Atropine, but not the methyl form. potentiated the phencyclidne-induced activity. Physostigmine blocked the phencyclidine-induced activity at all dosages studied. These findings support the involvement of cholinergic receptors in the effects of phencyclidine and address several clinical pharmacology considerations in the treatment of phencyclidine toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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