Separate neural substrates mediate the motivating and discriminative properties of morphine.

Abstract

A previous study (T. V. Jaeger & D. van der Kooy, 1993) has implicated a visceral and taste region (parabrachial nucleus), but not mesolimbic dopamine terminal fields (nucleus accumbens), as a substrate for opiate discriminative effects. The authors now show that (a) morphine's discriminative effects in the parabrachial nucleus (PBN) require the activation… (More)

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