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The present study examined the discriminative stimulus properties of amphetamine (AMP) at progressively lower doses in lead-exposed and normal rats. In addition, generalization gradients of AMP, apomorphine, methylphenidate, and caffeine to both high and low training doses of AMP were determined in these rats. Under the high AMP training dose condition (1.0(More)
The behavioral effects of postnatal administration of lead during weaning were tested in young and adult rats. Rats received either 10 mg/kg IP lead acetate or equimolar sodium acetate daily for the first twenty days of life. Tests of performance on an 8-arm radial maze and a passive avoidance task were begun at 25 days after birth or 90 days after birth.(More)
Chronic exposure to anesthetic concentrations of halothane during the prenatal and early postnatal periods inhibits the incorporation of the leucine into myelin subcellular fractions in the rat. The enzyme 2',3' - cyclic nucleotide 3' - phosphodiesterase (CNPase) has been widely used as a myelin marker. To determine the effect of halothane on the(More)
The induction of hypothyroidism by methimazole produces a delay in CNS development as well as behavioral deficits in rat pups. Methimazole (0.1 mg/ml) was administered via drinking water to dams from gestational day 17 to postnatal day 10. Rat pup body weight was reduced on postnatal day 15 (P15) and 30 (P30) while brain weight was decreased only at P15.(More)
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