H. Rigter

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These experiments investigated the effect of immediate posttrial administration of peripherally acting DL-4-hydroxyamphetamine on retention of a one-trial inhibitory avoidance response in intact, adrenal medullectomized, sympathectomized, and medullectomized and sympathectomized rats. In intact rats, 0.82 mg/kg of DL-4-OH-amphetamine enhanced retention(More)
Sexual receptivity of spayed female rats was studied by recording lordosis responses to a mounting male. Administration of apomorphine (0.25 mg/kg) to oestrogen+progesterone-primed females produced an increase in lordosis behaviour 2--48 hr after injection. An increase was also found when apomorphine was substituted for progesterone. These results suggest a(More)
Leu[Enkephalin (400.0 micrograms/kg) and the enkephalin analog [DAla,DLeu]enkephalin (0.4, 4.0, and 40.0 micrograms/kg) were intraperitoneally administered to rats 5 min before they were trained on aversively motivated tasks. The peptides impaired acquisition of a one-way active avoidance response, facilitated acquisition of an inhibitory avoidance(More)
Young (3-6 month) and old (24-27 month) barrier reared Wistar rats were tested for their ability to retain an inhibitory (passive) avoidance, acquired immobility, and a conditioned taste aversion response as a function of time. Old rats exhibited accelerated forgetting of both the inhibitory avoidance and acquired immobility response in comparison to young(More)
After bilateral olfactory bulbectomy in rats a significant increase of norepinephrine (NE) level in the hypothalamus was found. However, no difference was observed between hypothalamic NE turnover of bulbectomized and sham operated animals in the amygdaloid cortex the NE level was not affected by bulbectomy. In this area, however, the NE turnover appeared(More)
Abstract MBDB (N -methyl-1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-aminobutane) is the alpha-ethyl homologue of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). MBDB is metabolized and excreted similarly to MDMA: presumably, the majority of oral MBDB is excreted in urine unmetabolized.The main metabolic routes in man are thought to be O-dealkylation and subsequent(More)