Pentobarbital anesthesia: interference in the effects of other pharmacological agents and of electrical stimulation on prolactin secretion.

In adult male rats, a pretreatment regimen of serial injections of dexamethasone (1 mg/kg), morphine (20 mg/kg) and pentobarbital (40 mg/kg) was evaluated for use in conjunction with studies on the effects of hypothalamic electrical stimulation on prolactin secretion. Serum prolactin levels were measured before and 15 min after electrical and sham… (More)