R K Dhatt

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The effect of chronic nicotine administration on (1) antinociception; (2) opioid receptor binding; and (3) met-enkelphalin levels in discrete brain regions in rats was investigated. Male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with nicotine 0.3 mg/kg, 0.1 mg/kg, or saline three times a day subcutaneously during a 14-day protocol. Antinociception was(More)
A single dose of nicotine increased methionine-enkephalin (Met-Enk) immunoreactivity in the striatum of mice in a time-dependent manner. Met-Enk content reached maximum by approximately 1 h after nicotine and returned to control values by 6 h. The response to nicotine was blocked by pretreating animals with the nicotinic receptor antagonist mecamylamine. In(More)
Stainless steel cannulae were implanted stereotaxically in the third ventricle of male albino rats. The rats were fed with natural food pellets and water ad lib. After seven days of cannulation, daily body weight, food intake and water intake were recorded for the first five days, which was considered the preinjection control. Then increased and repetitive(More)
Effects of intraventricular injections of GABA, and a GABA agonist, muscimol and an antagonist, picrotoxin on succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) enzyme activity in plasma and a few hypothalamic nuclei of brain of rats have been investigated using biochemical, histochemical and cytophotometric techniques. Results show that SDH decreased by GABA and muscimol(More)
The effect of acute IIIrd ventricle injection of GABA, muscimol, and picrotoxin on the activity of monoamine oxidase (MAO) has been investigated in serum and a few hypothalamic nuclei of the rat brain using biochemical, histochemical, and cytophotometric techniques. Biochemical estimation demonstrated a significant reduction in MAO enzyme activity after(More)
The effects of intracerebroventricular injection of gamma-Aminobutyric acid, muscimol, or picrotoxin have been studied on butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) activities in the serum and several hypothalamic nuclei using biochemical, histochemical, and cytophotometric techniques, respectively. The blood samples were withdrawn from indwelling catheters in jugular(More)
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