SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • Diazepam;
  • GABA receptor complex;
  • halothane;
  • MAC;
  • synaptic membrane

The effects of halothane on diazepam binding to the rat cerebral synaptic membranes were investigated. Halothane at the concentrations of 0.63, 1.3 and 4.1 mmol/1 increased the binding by 12, 23 and 33%, respectively, compared to the control in the absence of halothane. The increments were dependent on the presence of Cl. The findings indicate that halothane and diazepam have an interaction at receptor level.