Failure of γ-hydroxybutyric acid both to increase neuroactive steroid concentrations in adrenalectomized–orchiectomized rats and to induce tolerance to its steroidogenic effect in intact animals

@article{Porcu2004FailureO,
  title={Failure of γ-hydroxybutyric acid both to increase neuroactive steroid concentrations in adrenalectomized–orchiectomized rats and to induce tolerance to its steroidogenic effect in intact animals},
  author={P Porcu and Cristiana Sogliano and Cristina Ibba and Massimo Piredda and A Concas},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={1012},
  pages={160-168}
}
Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), a drug proposed in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, increases the cerebrocortical and plasma concentrations of the neuroactive steroids allopregnanolone and allotetrahydrodeoxycorticosterone (THDOC). In the present study, we examined the role of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in the effect of GHB by measuring the concentrations of these steroids in the brain and plasma of adrenalectomized-orchiectomized (Adx-Orx) rats. The acute… CONTINUE READING

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