Differential effects of naloxone on basal and stress-induced release of ACTH and prolactin in the male rat.


The effect of i.v. injection of various doses of naloxone (NAL) on plasma adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and prolactin (Prl) in conscious animals bearing an indwelling intrajugular catheter was assessed. The effects were evaluated in animals which were left undisturbed and in others subjected to either restraint or ether stress. The results revealed that the… (More)