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1985

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Cisplatin Ototoxicity In The Guinea Pig: An Electrophysiological, Morphological, And Biochemical Study, Sarah E. Barron Dec 1985

Cisplatin Ototoxicity In The Guinea Pig: An Electrophysiological, Morphological, And Biochemical Study, Sarah E. Barron

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The purpose of this study was to determine changes induced by cisplatin on hair cell (HC) morphology, compound action potential (CAP), Preyer reflex (PR), and Na,K-ATPase activity in the cochlear lateral wall. Guinea pigs were treated with either 0.42, 0.83, 1.17, 1.50 mg/kg cisplatin, i.p. or sterile water for 12 consecutive days and tested on day 13. HC condition was visualized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), CAP was initiated with a 1 volt click, and Na,K-ATPase activity was measured by the method of Fiske and SubbaRow. HC damage was linear with dose ...


Failure Of Opioids To Modify Noradrenergic Neuronal Recovery From A Dorsal Bundle Lesion In Neonatal Rats, Ellen L. Kunkel-Bagden May 1985

Failure Of Opioids To Modify Noradrenergic Neuronal Recovery From A Dorsal Bundle Lesion In Neonatal Rats, Ellen L. Kunkel-Bagden

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Morphine and exogenous opioid peptides alter the development of central noradrenergic neurons damaged by neonatal treatment with the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopa. Transection of the dorsal noradrenergic bundle (DNB) in neonatal rats produces nearly the same alteration in the developmental pattern. It was of interest to determine whether morphine or an exogenous opioid peptide (metenkephalin) was able to modify the recovery of noradrenergic neurons after neonatal surgical transection of the DNB. Neonatal rats were divided into two groups. Both groups received saline (0.85%) or naloxone (2.0 mg/kg) by the intraperitoneal (i.p.) route. In the first group the animals ...