Author(s): Clark WG, Cumby HR
Abstract Share this page
Abstract 1. Several possible mechanisms of the antipyretic action of indomethacin administered cat. 2. Indomethacin did not decrease bacterial endotoxin-induced release of endogenous pyrogen in vivo. 3. Indomethacin (5-40 mug/kg) inhibited the pyrogenic effect of peripherally or centrally administered leucocytic progen. A dose of 10 mug/kg caused a parallel shift to the right of the log dose-response curve for I.V. leucocytic pyrogen and reduced the potency of the pyrogen at least 50\%. 4. Incubation of leucocytic pyrogen with indomethacin did not alter its pyrogenic potency. 5. Indomethacin exerted only a slight non-dose-related hypothermic effect in afebrile animals. 6. Indomethacin (up to 1 mg/kg) did not diminish the hyperthermic response to intraventricular administration of prostaglandin E1. 7. This pattern of activity indicates that indomethacin acts centrally to inhibit an effect of leucocytic pyrogen.
This article was published in J Physiol
and referenced in Journal of Applied Pharmacy