Description: The stylets are removed from the guide canulae implanted in the nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex. A microdialysis probe is then inserted into the canula and used to take a sample of the environment in the medial prefrontal cortex. The sample is pumped into a plastic vial. Each sample is taken at fifteen minute intervals and preserved in the freezer.
|Summary of microdialysis and Illustration of the microdialysis probe's function|
|Microdialysis Equipment||Microdialysis probe|
|Microdialysis Sample Vials which are Analyzed in HPLC||Graduate student Julie setting up a microdialysis session|