Morphine and naloxone's effects on sexual behavior of the female golden hamster.

@article{Ostrowski1979MorphineAN,
  title={Morphine and naloxone's effects on sexual behavior of the female golden hamster.},
  author={Nancy L. Ostrowski and June M. Stapleton and Rob Noble and L D Reid},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1979},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={673-81}
}
The effects of morphine and naloxone were observed after administration to female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Large doses of morphine, 80 mg/kg, consistently produced sedation and behavioral depression of responses to nociceptive stimuli. Smaller doses of morphine (e.g., 10 mg/kg), that produced few other behavioral changes, suppressed a measure of female sexual responding. The suppressive effects on sexual behavior were reversed by 4 mg/kg of naloxone. Morphine administered… CONTINUE READING