Effects of acute ethanol on opioid peptide release in the central amygdala: an in vivo microdialysis study

@article{Lam2008EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of acute ethanol on opioid peptide release in the central amygdala: an in vivo microdialysis study},
  author={Minh P. Lam and Peter W. Marinelli and L M Bai and Christina Gianoulakis},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={201},
  pages={261-271}
}
There is experimental evidence that indicates that the endogenous opioid system of the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) may mediate some of the reinforcing effects of ethanol. However, the precise interactions of ethanol with the endogenous opioid system at the level of the CeA have not been investigated. The aim of the current study was to investigate the hypothesis that acute systemic ethanol administration will increase the release of endogenous opioid peptides at the level of the CeA… CONTINUE READING