In an article called >>Neurobiologie of Cocain addiction<< by Luigi
Pulvirenti and George F. Koob in "Spektrum der Wissenschaft (2/1996)"
which is the german version of "Scientific American" I read about the
measurement of Neurotransmitter, here: Dopamin, in the nucleus accumbens
in rats. The authors used a method that allowed the measurement in the
living animal ("living brain"). They implanted a syringe with a dialytic
membrane with a constant flow of ringer. The Substances (i.e.
Neurotransmitter) passed the Membrane, following the concentration
difference, into the syringe and could be measured. That's what the text
Can anyone explain me exactly (!) how the method works ? I'm thinking
about something like "Material and Methods" to work with this method. The
theory seems to be clear, but what do I need to work with this method and
how I can maesure the Transmitter ?
Thank you for your supply
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