D M White-Gbadebo

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Age of the patient is one of the most important predictors of outcome following human traumatic brain injury. This study employs the fluid-percussion model to investigate the effects of aging on outcome following traumatic brain injury in rats. The results revealed that there was an age-associated increase in mortality rate following both low (1.7 to 1.8(More)
The present study examined the effect of chronic corticosterone exposure on motor and cognitive deficits following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Adults rats were treated with either corticosterone acetate (15 ug/ml) added to their drinking water or vehicle (0.5% alcohol) for 3 months. Following this 3-month treatment, corticosterone-treated rats (n = 8) and(More)
Age is one of the most important predictors of outcome after human traumatic brain injury. This study used fluid percussion brain injury to investigate the effects of aging on outcome after brain injury in rats. Three-month-old (n = 8) and 20-month-old (n = 11) rats were injured at a low level (1.7-1.8 atm) of fluid percussion brain injury or received a(More)
Acute morphine pretreatment sensitizes rats to the response rate-decreasing effects of opioid antagonists naloxone and naltrexone. The effect appears to be mu-opioid receptor specific, as pretreatment with non-mu-selective opioid agonists results in less pronounced sensitization. In the present study, food-deprived rats were trained to respond for food(More)
The present experiment was designed to examine whether the acute sensitization to naltrexone that is induced by a single dose of morphine could be blocked by pretreatment with naloxone. Food-deprived male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to respond for food on a multiple-trial fixed interval 3-min schedule. Reinforcement was contingent upon a response(More)
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