Beatriz J. Vasquez

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The study examined the effect of pre- and post-training bilateral amygdaloid lesions on retention of a one-trial inhibitory avoidance response. Groups of rats, including unimplanted controls and implanted controls, were trained and tested for retention at 4, 7 or 12 days following training. The lesions were made at one of several intervals before or after(More)
These experiments were performed to examine the effects of graded doses of diazepam, flurazepam, or lorazepam given to Swiss-Webster mice either 30 min prior to training or immediately after training in a one-trial inhibitory (passive) avoidance task. A 350 μA footshock was administered following entry into a darkened compartment and retention was tested(More)
These experiments investigated the effects of central (intracerebroventricular) and peripheral (i.p.) posttraining administration of D-amphetamine on rat's retention of a one-trial inhibitory avoidance response. While retention was enhanced by i.p. administration (1.0 mg/kg) the central administration (dose range 50-500 microgram) did not affect retention.(More)
Neurochemical and psychopharmacological studies of rats were designed to examine four hypotheses which have been proposed to account for the development of behavioral tolerance to the anticholinesterase, diisopropyl fluorophosphate (DFP). The fact that the activity of the enzymes, adenosine triphosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and cytochrome oxidase, did(More)
These experiments investigated the effect of immediate posttrial administration of peripherally acting DL-4-hydroxyamphetamine on retention of a one-trial inhibitory avoidance response in intact, adrenal medullectomized, sympathectomized, and medullectomized and sympathectomized rats. In intact rats, 0.82 mg/kg of DL-4-OH-amphetamine enhanced retention(More)