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The effect of intracisternal injection of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) on small intestinal transit of a charcoal bolus was investigated in 14-, 21-, 28- and 35-day-old and adult rats. Intracisternal TRH (15 micrograms in 2 microliters) was administered, and transit (distance traveled by the charcoal) was measured 120 min later. In all age groups,(More)
Insulin-induced membrane changes were investigated in K(+)-depleted rat muscle. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were placed on a K(+)-free but otherwise adequate diet for 5-8 wk; serum K+ concentration ([K+]) dropped to 1.2-3.2 mM. Omohyoid membrane potential was -81 mV in 5.5 mM [K+] (SO4(2-)). Exposure to either insulin or low (0.5 mM) [K+] singly changed(More)
The current study examined the effects of intraperitoneal (IP) and intracisternal (IC) administration of the opiate agonist, morphine, and an opioid, central beta-endorphin, on thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH)-induced small intestinal transit increases. Anesthetized rats, 14-day and older, were studied to determine age-related differences. Results showed(More)
This study investigated the effect of centrally and peripherally administered thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) on gastric contractile activity of rats 14, 21, 28 and adult (greater than or equal to 50) days (D) of age, and the effect of morphine pretreatment on that response. Rats were anesthetized with urethane, then a tension transducer was implanted(More)
Intracisternal injection of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) increases gastric motility primarily via a vagal cholinergic mechanism. However, a serotonergic (5-HT) component may also exist. Rats (7, 10, 14, and > or = 50 days of age) were anesthetized and gastric motility monitored via an extraluminal strain gauge. Following baseline, ICS 205-930 which(More)
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