Effect of adenosine and β-endorphin on contractions of the vas deferens of rats differing in predisposition to ethanol

Abstract

Marked differences in the level of ethanol consumption and in predisposition toward the development of experimental alcoholism are clearly observable both in a population of noninbred albino rats and in animals of inbred and selectively bred lines [i, 4]. Animals distinguished by a higher level of voluntary ethanol consumption under conditions of free choice between a solution of alcohol and water have been shown to have initially higher tolerance to the effects of ethanol: narcotic [9], analgesic, hypothermic, etc. [5, 7]. There are two possible explanations of this group of phenomena: differences in effects are due either to an unequal rate of ethanol metabolism or differences in function of the nervous system.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00841052

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@article{Yukhananov2004EffectOA, title={Effect of adenosine and β-endorphin on contractions of the vas deferens of rats differing in predisposition to ethanol}, author={Rustam Y. Yukhananov and A. I. Maiskii}, journal={Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine}, year={2004}, volume={108}, pages={1753-1755} }