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Effects of Centrally Administered Opioid Agonists on Macrophage Nitric Oxide Production and Splenic Lymphocyte Proliferation

  • Gabrielle M. Schneider
  • Donald T. Lysle
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 402)

Abstract

In recent years nitric oxide has received a great deal of attention. Although nitric oxide has been well known to environmental scientists for some time, the impact of nitric oxide in the biological sciences is recent and overwhelming. In fact, Science named nitric oxide the molecule of the year in 1992, and over 4,000 papers have been published since that time. Nitric oxide has been shown to play a role in a wide variety of biological activities, being produced and utilized in practically every major organ system in the body. Despite the short half life and simplistic chemical structure of nitric oxide, it has become clear that this molecule plays an important role in immune processes.

Keywords

Nitric Oxide Opioid Receptor Lymphocyte Proliferation Nitric Oxide Production Opioid Agonist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabrielle M. Schneider
    • 1
  • Donald T. Lysle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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