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A relationship between the subcommissural organ (SCO) and the adrenal glands has long been suspected. This report provides further information about the effects of a continuous D-aldosterone infusion into the SCO area of conscious, adult male Sprague-Dawley rats. A 6-day aldosterone infusion (5 ng/h) increased urinary sodium excretion, decreased adrenal(More)
Bilateral microinjection (1.0 microliter/side) of neurotensin (NT; 0.3, 1.5, and 3.0 micrograms/side) into the nucleus accumbens (NACB) and ventral tegmental area (VTA) but not in substantia nigra and striatum reduced gastric mucosal injury produced by 2 h of cold-water restraint (CWR). The minimal effective dose for NT-induced protection was 10-100 times(More)
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