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Aged (24-month-old) rats were treated chronically with methanesulfonyl fluoride (MSF), an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor with selectivity for central nervous system AChE, or with injection vehicle alone. Twelve 0.22 mg/kg IP injections were given over 4 weeks. MSF rats showed significantly greater speed and accuracy on a 1 trial/day discriminative(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was withdrawn from opiate-dependent rats following six hours of abstinence. It was infused into the third ventricle of opiate-dependent rats, precipitating immediate abstinence signs. The effect was similar to that of infusing the opiate antagonist naloxone, suggesting that opiate-dependent organisms may secrete an endogenous(More)
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