Title : Effect of chronic morphine on plasma and brain beta endorphin and methionine enkephalin in pregnant rats and in their fetuses or newborn.

Pub. Date : 1988 Feb

PMID : 2963966






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1 Consistently with our observations in human newborn and the neurological dysfunctions we observed in them, the concentrations of both the peptides are significantly increased in the hypothalamus of fetuses and newborn of morphine-treated mothers, while in the pituitary only beta-endorphin concentrations are increased. Morphine proopiomelanocortin Homo sapiens