Behavioral interactions caused by combined administration of morphine and MK-801 in rats

Rationale: The NMDA antagonist MK-801 reportedly blocks experience-dependent changes in sensitivity to morphine, including tolerance to its analgesic actions and sensitization to its locomotor-stimulating effects. However, evidence in the existing literature suggests that some of MK-801’s effects are additive (or synergistic) with those of morphine… CONTINUE READING