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Recently a number of studies have provided evidence which suggests that CCK and 5-HT interact in the control of food intake. The present experiments further examine this mechanism and the possibility that CCK and 5-HT interact in the control of gastric emptying. The selective CCK-A receptor antagonist, devazepide, (0.03-3.0 mg/kg) administered alone had no intrinsic effect on gastric emptying. Devazepide (0.1 and 0.3 mg/kg) blocked dl-fenfluramine-induced (3.0 mg/kg) suppression of gastric emptying. However, devazepide (0.03-3.0 mg/kg) failed to attenuate the anorectic effect of the same dose of dl-fenfluramine. These results suggest that under the present experimental conditions CCK and 5-HT interact in the regulation of gastric emptying but not food intake. Thus the interaction between CCK and 5-HT in the regulation of gastric emptying appears not to affect the control of ingestive behaviour.


Journal article


Physiol Behav

Publication Date





545 - 550


Animals, Appetite Depressants, Benzodiazepinones, Devazepide, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Eating, Fenfluramine, Gastric Emptying, Hormone Antagonists, Male, Rats, Rats, Sprague-Dawley, Time Factors