Holly L. Grishkat

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The role of the amygdala in the anxiolytic action of benzodiazepines was examined. Performance on a water-licking conflict paradigm was tested in rats with localized damage to the central nucleus of the amygdala (ACE) or with general damage to the entire amygdaloid complex. The effects of the benzodiazepine chlordiazepoxide (2.5–20.0 mg/kg) on conflict(More)
Analgesia, produced by either a morphine injection or footshock, was monitored (using a tail-flick test) in nonpregnant female rats. Analgesia was induced within minutes of having the rats eat one of several substances. When the substance eaten was rat placenta, both the morphine- and shock-induced types of analgesia were significantly greater than in(More)
Behavior of rats in the water-lick conflict test was examined during stimulation, and after lesions of the lateral septal nucleus. Continuous low-current stimulation resulted in an anxiolytic effect, an increase in the number of licks, and hence in the number of shocks, during a signaled, punished period. This effect is similar to the one seen with(More)
It is thought that Bergmann glial fibers assist in the inward migration of granule cells. Model systems in which there is a perturbation of either the migrating cells or the glial cell population have been useful in understanding the migratory process. In the meander tail mutant mouse, the anterior cerebellar region is agranular, whereas the posterior(More)
Lesions of brain areas thought to promote anxiety do not diminish the anticonflict effects of benzodiazepines (BZDs). After initial training in the lick-suppression conflict test, eight rats received electrolytic lesions of the amygdala, dorsal raphe, locus coeruleus, and mammillary bodies. Ten others received sham lesions. Postoperative testing revealed a(More)
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