Tor Aasmundstad

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Microdialysis was used to sample morphine 6-glucuronide (M6G) and morphine in striatal extracellular fluid after systemic administration in awake, freely moving rats. Morphine or M6G (25-67 mumol/kg) was given subcutaneously, and blood and striatal dialysate were sampled repeatedly during 120 min. Blood samples were obtained by indwelling catheters in the(More)
Morphine-6beta-glucuronide is a major metabolite of morphine with potent analgesic actions. To explore the importance of this opiate when administered as a drug by its own or in morphine action, we studied the locomotor activity response to morphine and morphine-6-glucuronide in drug-naive C57 BL/6JBom mice. The effects of administration of the two opiates(More)
The main metabolite of morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G) has no opioid effects. Some studies have rather indicated that it antagonizes the antinociceptive and respiratory depressive effects of both morphine and the active metabolite morphine-6-glucuronide (M6G). We studied the possible influence of M3G on the psychostimulant properties of morphine and(More)
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