Hayley Fisher

Learn More
The case of a progressive bulbar paresis in a nine and a half year old child is reported. The first symptoms were present at birth; however, the subsequent evolution was very low. Lesion of the motor nuclei of the V, VII, IX, XII, cranial nerves was evident on electromyographic investigation. Damage to the acoustic brain stem pathway was documented by the(More)
The pyrimidine nucleoside uridine may reduce side effects associated with antipsychotic medication by interacting with dopamine or GABA neurotransmission. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used to investigate coadministration of uridine with agents that alter food intake (amphetamine, haloperidol, and chlordiazepoxide) and locomotor activity (methamphetamine(More)
Chronic administration of uridine alters dopaminergic activity and related behavior. The present study investigated this effect using amphetamine and cocaine-induced activity and rotation in rats with unilateral dopaminergic lesions. Adult, female Sprague-Dawley rats with free access to food and water received daily intraperitoneal uridine (16 mg/kg) or an(More)
1. A previous report demonstrated the efficacy of combining dopaminergic and serotonergic agonists in suppressing audiogenic seizures induced in ethanol-dependent rats undergoing withdrawal. Moreover, an increase in dopamine and a reduction in serotonin levels in the striatum were associated with such seizures. 2. The present study was designed to examine(More)
Ethanol dependence was achieved in male, Long-Evans rats after 8 days on a balanced liquid diet that supplied 4.5% ethanol. After 1-h access to a solution of 10% ethanol (95%)/5% sucrose, the rats were deprived of food, water, and ethanol for 9 h. Following 30-s key jingling, about 80% of the animals exposed to ethanol experienced tonic-clonic seizures.(More)
Several recent studies have emphasized that serotonergic pathways in the CNS are intimately involved in the modulation of motor behavior, and in the pathophysiology of human involuntary movement disorders. These observations are supported by recent reports demonstrating large serotonergic innervation of the striatum and substantia nigra, and a close(More)
An animal model of haloperidol-induced tardive dyskinesia was studied in relation to the dietary manipulation of tryptophan and its effect on the movement disorder. This study showed a significant negative behavioral response to the neuroleptic drug, haloperidol. Increased dietary tryptophan (1.0 vs. 0.3%) significantly reduced the frequency of drug-induced(More)
Previous studies have reported the use of combined serotonergic and dopaminergic agonists in the treatment of obesity and alcoholism. Along these lines, phentermine plus fenfluramine has been suggested as a possible clinical treatment for alcohol craving. To determine the neurochemical effects of a combined treatment of phentermine plus fenfluramine,(More)
Alcohol intake or preference for alcohol has been attributed to concomitant dopamine and serotonin dysfunction in rats. Amphetamine and fenfluramine, administered alone, have been shown to reduce food and fluid intake as well as alcohol consumption while acute coadministration of these agents has been shown to suppress audiogenic seizure in rats withdrawn(More)
The role of both monoamine synthesis and monoamine oxidase inhibition in mediating the fenfluramine-induced damage to serotonin neurones was examined; as pretreatment agents, both alpha-methyl-para-tyrosine (AMPT) and parachlorophenylalanine (PCPA) were used to deplete dopamine and serotonin, respectively, while clorgyline and deprenyl were used to inhibit(More)