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The effects of prenatal exposure of rat pups to 0.08 mg/kg deltamethrin (DTM) on physical, reflex and behavioral developmental parameters, on forced swimming and open-field behaviors, and on striatal monoamine levels at 60 days of age were observed. Maternal and offspring body weight, physical and reflex development were unaffected by the exposure to the(More)
The effects of prenatal exposure to dichlorvos (DDVP), an organophosphate (OP) pesticide, on pups' physical and neurobehavioral developments were investigated. Forty pregnant rats were treated by gavage with 8.0 mg/kg DDVP or its vehicle (1 ml/kg) from the 6th to the 15th day of pregnancy. At birth, pups were weighed, the litters culled to eight animals(More)
Croton zehntneri (Cz) is a popular plant in Brazilian folk medicine. Recently, the use of its essential oil showed depressive activity response in the central nervous system (CNS). Chemical studies show that the main compound of this oil is the methyl-eugenol (ME). This work seeks to evaluate the ME activity in behavioral models of depression and anxiety,(More)
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