Bombesin inhibits stress-induced eating

John E. Morley, Allen S. Levine

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Bombesin administered both intracerebroventricularly and parenterally suppressed stress-induced eating in the rat (using the mild tail pinch model). Intraventricular administration of bombesin resulted in hyperglycemia, which was abolished by adrenalectomy. The satiety-inducing effect of bombesin was independent of the hyperglycemia it produces as suppression of stress-induced eating was still present in adrenalectomized animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1981


  • Bombesin
  • Glucose
  • Neurotensin
  • Satiety
  • Stress-induced eating
  • Tail pinch eating


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