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Endogenous Opiate Systems May Modulate Learning and Memory

  • Gayle A. Olson
  • Richard D. Olson
  • Abba J. Kastin
  • David H. Coy

Abstract

It is becoming increasingly realized that the endogenous opiate peptides have numerous effects on a wide range of behaviors and physiological conditions. Some of these effects may reflect the multiple physiological roles these peptides might play other than the ones related to pain perception; these additional roles may, in fact, be of more importance to the organism than the antinociceptive function with which the peptides were originally associated. Learning and memory processes might represent important functions modulated by the peptides.

Keywords

Passive Avoidance Active Avoidance Senile Dementia Opiate Receptor Retrograde Amnesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gayle A. Olson
    • 1
  • Richard D. Olson
    • 1
  • Abba J. Kastin
    • 2
  • David H. Coy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration Medical Center and Tulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Tulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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