Down-regulation of hypothalamic 5-HT1A receptors in morphine-abstinent rats.


The effects of morphine tolerance-dependence and abstinence on 5-HT1A receptors in brain regions and spinal cord of the rat were determined. Tolerance to and physical dependence on morphine was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by implanting six morphine pellets (each containing 75 mg of morphine free base) during a seven day period. Two groups of rats… (More)


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