Gender differences in the intravenous self-administration of mu opiate agonists.

@article{Cicero2003GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the intravenous self-administration of mu opiate agonists.},
  author={Theodore J. Cicero and Shawn C Aylward and Edward R Meyer},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={541-9}
}
Gender differences have been observed in a number of aspects of the pharmacology of opiates, including their antinociceptive activity, discriminative stimulus properties, the generation of physical dependence, and their positive reinforcing properties. The current experiments were carried out to rigorously examine whether gender differences exist in the intravenous (IV) self-administration of opiates in an operant conditioning paradigm. Both dose-response analyses and the determination of the… CONTINUE READING

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