Carlos A Lazarini

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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)
Magnesium chloride (MgCl2) has been proposed for the treatment of seizures of different etiologies. The present study investigated the effect of MgCl2 on aldrin-induced seizures. Initially, 50 male rats received 60 mg aldrin/kg po and the effects were classified as muscular twitches, clonic convulsions or tonic-clonic convulsions. Another group of 40 rats(More)
Croton zehntneri is a popular plant used in the Brazilian folk medicine. Recently, the use of its essential oil showed depressive activity on the central nervous system (CNS). Chemical studies show that estragole (ES) is one of the main compounds of this oil. This work seeks to evaluate the activity of ES on behaviour models of depression and anxiety, in(More)
Croton zehntneri (Cz), a popular plant used to treat "nervous disturbance", contains a complex mixture of compounds, including substances exhibiting central nervous system activity. The effects of Cz essential oil administration (p.o.) on the rat's central nervous system were studied in behavioral models used to evaluate anxiety and antidepressive drugs.(More)
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