Administration of morphine to ten suckled and nine zero-weaned (piglets removed immediately after farrowing) sows was used to investigate the apparent absence of opioid regulation of LH and prolactin secretion in early lactation. Blood samples were collected at 10 min intervals at 24-30, 48-54, 72-78 h post partum, and for a 12 h period. from 08:00 to 20:00 on day 10 after farrowing. Morphine (0.1 mg kg(-1)) was administered as three i.v. bolus injections at intervals of Ih during the last 3 h of each of the 6 h sampling periods, and at 6, 7 and 8 h after the beginning of sampling on day 10. There were significant (P < 0.001) group (zero-weaned versus suckled), time and morphine effects on LH secretion. Plasma LH concentrations increased (P < 0.001) within 48 h of farrowing in zero-weaned sows. Long-term trends of an increase in mean plasma LH in the sampling periods before treatment were attenuated in both groups by morphine treatment. Morphine also significantly inhibited (P < 0.05) prolactin secretion in suckled sows. in zero-weaned sows, plasma prolactin was already low at the start of, sampling and did not change with time or in response to morphine treatment. Therefore, the inability to demonstrate an opioidergic involvement in the suckling-induced inhibition of LH secretion during the early post-partum period in sows is not due to a lack of opioid receptors. Furthermore, in suckled sows, morphine is stimulatory to systems that have an inhibitory effect on prolactin secretion.

Ontogeny of the opioidergic regulation of LH and prolactin secretion in lactating sows II: interaction between suckling and morphine administration / DE RENSIS, Fabio; Cosgrove, Jr; Willis, Hj. - In: JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY. - ISSN 0022-4251. - 116:(1999), pp. 243-251. [10.1016/S0378-4320(99)00038-X]

Ontogeny of the opioidergic regulation of LH and prolactin secretion in lactating sows II: interaction between suckling and morphine administration

DE RENSIS, Fabio;
1999-01-01

Abstract

Administration of morphine to ten suckled and nine zero-weaned (piglets removed immediately after farrowing) sows was used to investigate the apparent absence of opioid regulation of LH and prolactin secretion in early lactation. Blood samples were collected at 10 min intervals at 24-30, 48-54, 72-78 h post partum, and for a 12 h period. from 08:00 to 20:00 on day 10 after farrowing. Morphine (0.1 mg kg(-1)) was administered as three i.v. bolus injections at intervals of Ih during the last 3 h of each of the 6 h sampling periods, and at 6, 7 and 8 h after the beginning of sampling on day 10. There were significant (P < 0.001) group (zero-weaned versus suckled), time and morphine effects on LH secretion. Plasma LH concentrations increased (P < 0.001) within 48 h of farrowing in zero-weaned sows. Long-term trends of an increase in mean plasma LH in the sampling periods before treatment were attenuated in both groups by morphine treatment. Morphine also significantly inhibited (P < 0.05) prolactin secretion in suckled sows. in zero-weaned sows, plasma prolactin was already low at the start of, sampling and did not change with time or in response to morphine treatment. Therefore, the inability to demonstrate an opioidergic involvement in the suckling-induced inhibition of LH secretion during the early post-partum period in sows is not due to a lack of opioid receptors. Furthermore, in suckled sows, morphine is stimulatory to systems that have an inhibitory effect on prolactin secretion.
1999
Ontogeny of the opioidergic regulation of LH and prolactin secretion in lactating sows II: interaction between suckling and morphine administration / DE RENSIS, Fabio; Cosgrove, Jr; Willis, Hj. - In: JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY. - ISSN 0022-4251. - 116:(1999), pp. 243-251. [10.1016/S0378-4320(99)00038-X]
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