F Y Chueh

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Experiments were carried out to determine the effects of altering the serotonin (5-HT) levels in the hypothalamus on thermoregulatory function in unanesthetized restrained rats. Local perfusion of the hypothalamus with dialysis solution containing 5-hydroxytryptophan (a 5-HT precursor), fluoxetine (a 5-HT reuptake inhibitor), or high potassium significantly(More)
The effects of DL-tetrahydropalmatine (THP; a main active substance of the Chinese herb corydalis), haloperidol (a dopamine D2 receptor antagonist), apomorphine and amphetamine on cardiovascular function and striatal dopamine (DA) release were compared in rats under general anesthesia. Intravenous administration of THP (1-10 mg/kg) or haloperidol (0.5-1.25(More)
1. The effects of DL-tetrahydropalmatine (DL-THP) on cardio-vascular function and hypothalamic release of monoamines were assessed in rats under urethane anaesthesia. 2. Intravenous administration of DL-THP (1-10 mg/kg) produced hypotension, bradycardia, a decrease in hypothalamic serotonin and noradrenaline release and an increase in hypothalamic dopamine(More)
Systemic administration of dl-tetrahydropalmatine (THP; 10-50 mg x kg(-1) intraperitoneally) produced a proportional decrease in both colonic temperature and release of hypothalamic serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)) in rats at room temperature. The hypothermia was brought about by cutaneous vasodilation and decreased metabolism. The THP- induced(More)
After the onset of heatstroke, rats with saline injection displayed hyperthermia, decreased mean arterial pressure, decreased cerebral blood flow, increased brain monoamine release, and increased neuronal damage score compared with those of normothermia, control rats. The heatstroke-induced hyperthermia, arterial hypotension, cerebral ischemia, brain(More)
Intraperitoneal administration of magnolol (25-100 mg/kg) produced a dose-related fall in rats' colonic temperature. The magnolol-induced hypothermia was attenuated by pretreatment with intracerebroventricular 6-hydroxydopamine (200 microg/rat). The L-DOPA (200 mg/kg, i.p.) plus benserazide (50 mg/kg, i.p.)-induced hyperthermia was attenuated by magnolol.(More)
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