Volume 61, Issue 3 (14 2003)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2003, 61(3): 178-181 | Back to browse issues page

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Samini M, Dehpour AR, Babazadeh Khamneh E. Study Of The Effect Of Melatonin On Water Immersion Stress-Induced Gastric Lesions. Tehran Univ Med J 2003; 61 (3) :178-181
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One of the useful function of melatonin is its protective effect against endogenous oxidants. The object of this investigation was to study the protective effect of melatonin on stress-induced gastric lesions.
Results: Our results show that pretreatment of animals with melatonin decrease the stress-induced gastric lesions dose dependently.
L-NAME, a nitric oxide synthesis inhibitor, potentiat the stress-induce gastric lesions and melatonin produced gastro-protective effect against concurrent stress and L-NAME-induced gastric lesions.
Conclusion: Our results indicate that melatonin may produce its gastro-protective effect Via increasing level of nitric oxide.
Keywords: peptic lesions
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