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OBJECTIVE The effects of repeated-restraint stress on brain 5-hydroxytryptamine; serotonin (5-HT) metabolism and functional responses to a selective 5-HT-1A agonist, 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), are compared in water- and ethanol-treated rats. METHOD Locally bred male water- or ethanol-treated rats restrained 2 hours per day for 6(More)
In view of the neurotoxic effects of mercuric chloride the following study was designed to explore its effects on brain serotonin and dopamine metabolism. Mercuric chloride injected at a dose of 1 mg/ml/kg increased locomotor activity, decreased latency to move, corner sittings and food intake. A decrease of 33% of immune response was observed in mercuric(More)
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