Influence of halothane on the level of enkephalins in discrete brain areas of rabbits.


With regard to the fact, that theory of anesthesia, based on the endogenous opioid peptides requires further investigations the aim of this paper was to measure the concentration of leucine- (LENK) or methionine-enkephalin (MENK) in discrete brain areas of rabbits during and after 1 h halothane (2% v/v) anesthesia. The level of LENK and MENK was measured in… (More)