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Diazepam, a benzodiazepine derivative, better known as a melatonin blocker in mammals, was injected into pigeons at a dose of 3 mg/kg body weight/day for 1 h, 1 day, 7 days and 15 days. This was done to investigate whether diazepam-induced changes in the pineal gland were reflected in the functioning of the adrenal gland. The results indicated that diazepam… (More)
Cedrus deodara (Pinaceae) has been used traditionally in Ayurveda for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. 3,4-bis(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)furan-2,5-dione (BDFD) was isolated from heart wood of Cedrus deodara and was shown to have antiepileptic and anxiolytic activity. Thus, the present study was aimed to explore its anti-depressant effect and to… (More)
Bandicoot rats in laboratory conditions show irregularity in their estrous cycle. A majority of the animals, however, manifest regularity in their cycle following all-female grouping and the presence of a male. The probable participation of a pheromone(s) in the reproduction of this wild rat is suggested.