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ea0014p2 | (1) | ECE2007

Effects of ethanol and blokade of synthesis of nitric oxide on level of ACTH in female rats

Djikic Dragoslava , Vranjes-Djuric Sanja , Budec Mirela , Spasic Andjelka

We showed previously that a single dose of ethanol acts as a stressor in female rats (Milovanovic et al., 2003). In order to extend this observation, we investigated whether the effect of ethanol on ACTH is dose-related and possible interactions between nitric oxide (NO) and alcohol on the level of ACTH. To this end, adult female Wistar rats showing diestrus day 1 were treated with: (a) ethanol (2 or 4 g/kg, i.p.), (b) Nω-nitro-L-arginine-methyl ester (L-NAME), whi...