Michael Sheu

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We investigated whether midazolam administration influenced morphine-induced antinociception and tolerance and dependence in the rat. Antinociception was assessed by the tail-flick (TF) and the hot-plate test (HP 52 degrees C). Morphine tolerance developed after daily single injections of morphine for 11 days. The effect of midazolam on morphine-induced(More)
We have recently observed that concomitant administration of diazepam to morphine pellet implanted rats results in the inhibition of the development of morphine tolerance and dependence. We have now analyzed mu-opioid receptors in rats treated with morphine and diazepam for 5 days by using [3H]-DAMGO for binding studies. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were made(More)
The buoyant density of Escherichia coli was shown to be related to the osmolarity of the growth medium. This was true whether the osmolarity was adjusted with either NaCl or sucrose. When cells were grown at one osmolarity and shocked to another osmolarity, their buoyant density adjusted to nearly suit the new osmolarity. When cells were subjected to(More)
Diazepam inhibits morphine tolerance and dependence and reverses a decrease in the met-enkephalin level in brain induced by morphine. In this study, we investigated whether inhibition of morphine-induced tolerance and dependence by diazepam involved a change in cyclic AMP levels in discrete rat brain regions and spinal cord. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
The tap water versus bottled water debate is active not only amongst those working in the environmental field, but in the media and community at large. With the future of the world's water at risk as a commons shared by all, how water as a limited resource is used and managed is an important issue that will no doubt demand serious attention now and in the(More)
The effect of diazepam on the development of morphine tolerance and dependence was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were rendered tolerant and dependent by subcutaneous implantation of six morphine pellets. Diazepam (0.025, 0.25 or 2.5 mg/kg body weight) was once daily injected intraperitoneally into rats starting on the first day of implantation.(More)
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