Cynthia A Goodrich

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The effects of amphetamine (5-20 mg/kg) were studied 60 min after injection in mice aged 2, 3, 4 and 6 weeks postpartum. Exploratory behavior as indicated by the "head poke" test was depressed at all ages, but appeared to be relatively uncomplicated by other effects at the 5 mg/kg dose. At 4 and 6 weeks control females showed significantly greater activity(More)
We have examined the sleep profile of the Flinders Sensitive Line (FSL) of rats, which were selectively bred for supersensitive responsivity to an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (DFP). These animals have an increased density of muscarinic receptors in striatum and hippocampus and display a number of behavioral and neuroendocrine characteristics that may(More)
urrent hemodynamic technology allows critical care practitioners to continuously monitor and evaluate tissue oxygenation at the bedside by using a fiberoptic pulmonary artery catheter that measures mixed venous oxygen saturation (S – vO 2). Placement of a pulmonary artery catheter to measure S – vO 2 may not always be feasible early in resuscitation or(More)
Experiments were designed to distinguish between central and peripheral effects on temperature preference and body temperature of drugs injected intraperitoneally (IP) in infant mice ranging in age from 3 to 10 days postpartum. These compared a drug restricted to the periphery ("peripheral" drug) with a drug of similar action that reaches the central(More)
Thermoregulatory effects of the selective 5-HT2 antagonist pirenperone were studied 1 hr after IP injection in mice aged 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days postpartum. Compared with vehicle injected littermates, a dose of 0.16 mg/kg decreased temperature preference (T pref) on a thermal gradient at all ages. No significant effects were observed on body temperature (Tb)(More)
The effect of elevated brain serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) on the head twitch was examined to determine an age of onset in mice for this 5-HT mediated motor activity. Two different treatments were used to elevate 5-HT: 100 mg/kg L-tryptophan with 100 mg/kg pargyline; and 100 mg/kg 5-HTP with 25 mg/kg carbidopa. Mice from ages 14 to 42 days(More)
A relationship between the maturational increases in body temperature and brain indoleamines has been explored through altering brain 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) content. Effects on body temperature at approximately constant ambient temperature (about 24 degrees C) have been studied following pharmacological manipulations in mice up to 16 days postpartum.(More)
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