Direct effects of the anabolic/androgenic steroids, stanozolol and 17α-methyltestosterone, on benzodiazepine binding to the γ-aminobutyric acidA receptor

@article{Masonis1995DirectEO,
  title={Direct effects of the anabolic/androgenic steroids, stanozolol and 17$\alpha$-methyltestosterone, on benzodiazepine binding to the $\gamma$-aminobutyric acidA receptor},
  author={A. E. Tory Masonis and Michael P. McCarthy},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={1995},
  volume={189},
  pages={35-38}
}
Anabolic steroids induce region- and subunit-specific rapid modulation of GABA(A) receptor-mediated currents in the rat forebrain.
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It is reported that in prepubertal female rats, three commonly abused AAS induced rapid and reversible modulation of GABAergic currents in neurons of two brain regions known to be critical for the expression of reproductive behaviors: the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus and the medial preoptic area.
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