Skeletal muscle thermogenesis: its role in the hyperthermia of conscious rats given morphine or beta-endorphin.

The role of skeletal muscle thermogenesis (increases in skeletal muscle tone) in the hyperthermic responses of conscious, unrestrained rats given acute or repeated i.p. or i.c.v. injections of morphine sulfate (MS) or beta-endorphin was investigated. Initial blood gas experiments showed that rats given acute i.p. injections of MS caused PO2 and pH to… CONTINUE READING