β Endorphin: behavioral and analgesic activity in cats

M. Meglio, Y. Hosobuchi, H. H. Loh, J. E. Adams, C. H. Li

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Abstract

β Endorphin has been shown to possess potent behavioral and antinociceptive activities when administered intraventricularly in cats. On a molar basis, β endorphin is 72-96 times more potent than morphine and its actions are blocked by the specific opiate antagonist, naloxone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)774-776
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 1977

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