Shenjun Dai

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Lever-pressing behavior reinforced by intravenous infusion of various concentrations of heroin, and consequent development of physical dependence, were examined in rats. In addition, the influence of opiate dependence, and of its disappearance following withdrawal, on heroin self-administration were investigated. It was found that intravenous(More)
The plasma concentrations of morphine and glucose, the body weight, and the severity of the naloxone-precipitated withdrawal syndrome were studied in female rats in which morphine dependence was induced by administration of the opiate, with or without sucrose, in their drinking water. It was found that sucrose encouraged the animals to consume more morphine(More)
Morphine preference and tendency to relapse to morphine tolerance and dependence were studied in rats which were previously made morphine dependent. Tolerance to, and physical dependence on, morphine were initially produced by administration of increasing concentrations of morphine sulphate in 5% sucrose solution for 3 weeks. A test for drinking preference(More)
The rate of development of dependence to morphine was studied in female rats which were given increasing concentrations of morphine sulphate in their drinking fluid (5% sucrose solution). The occurrence of physical dependence was determined by the naloxone-precipitated withdrawal syndrome at various times during the 3-week experimental period. It was found(More)
PURPOSE EphA family receptor tyrosine kinases and their ephrinA ligands are involved in patterning axonal connections during brain development. Although it has been evidenced that these molecules continue to play a key role in synaptic reorganization and plasticity in normal and injured adult brains, their effect still remains unclear during(More)
1. The effects of acute or chronic morphine treatment on the changes in blood pressure and pulse rate in response to ganglionic stimulation or blockade and to vagal stimulation, and of isolated atria to field stimulation or noradrenaline, were studied. 2. In pithed rats, intravenously injected hexamethonium significantly depressed the blood pressure(More)
1. The effect of acute or chronic morphine treatment on the changes in arterial noradrenaline and adrenaline levels in response to sympathetic nerve stimulation was studied in rats. 2. Rats which had been chronically treated with morphine in their drinking fluid for 21 days were shown to be morphine-tolerant, as revealed by the tail-immersion test for(More)
The effects of morphine on the responses of blood pressure and pulse rate to stimulation of sympathetic nerves or to intravenous administration of noradrenaline were studied in female rats which had been treated with either an increasing concentration of morphine sulphate in their drinking fluid (5% sucrose solution), or an acute intraperitoneal injection(More)
The effects of chronic morphine administration on cholinergic and histaminergic activities were evaluated in rats by observing their gastric acid secretory responses to secretagogues. The responses of in-vivo perfused stomachs to 2-deoxy-D-glucose or pentagastrin, and of the isolated gastric mucosa to histamine or bethanechol, were not significantly(More)
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