Mary M O'connell

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RATIONALE Individuals vary in their susceptibility to nicotine addiction. However, there is little evidence that behavioral sensitivity to nicotine is dependent upon the functional state of nicotinic cholinergic receptors (nAChRs). OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine the relationship between in vivo behavioral desensitization and in vitro(More)
Adolescents of many mammalian species exhibit rapid physiological change that is accompanied by behaviors such as increased risk taking and social interaction with peers. Marijuana abusers frequently report that their initial use occurred during adolescence. Our goal was to determine whether the in vivo effects of Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol(More)
In order to compare the effect of 3,5,3'-triiodothyroacetic acid (TRIAC) with those of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), severely hypothyroid rats (n=56) were infused over 13 days with 1, 2 or 4 nmol/100 g body weight (BW) per day of T3 or 2, 4 or 8 nmol/100 g BW per day of T4 or TRIAC. The 8 nmol/100 g BW per day of T4 or TRIAC induced the same(More)
The Lewis (LEW) strain of rat appears more sensitive to nicotine than other strains in self-administration, conditioned place preference, and drug discrimination behavioral studies. The present study sought to further evaluate the behavioral effects of chronic nicotine treatment in the LEW strain by assessing spontaneous activity, which has consistently(More)
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