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Changes in dopaminergic and serotonergic levels and metabolites in cerebral cortex, corpus striatum and hippocampus were investigated during the first 6-h of withdrawal in ethanol-dependent Wistar rats. Ethanol was given by a liquid diet for 21 days. The concentration of ethanol was 7.2% (v/v) for the last 15 days of the exposure. After 2, 4 and 6 h of(More)
The effects of N(G)-nitro arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), nitric oxide synthase inhibitors, and L-arginine, a nitric oxide precursor, on ethanol withdrawal signs were investigated in rats. Ethanol (7.2% v/v) was given to rats by a liquid diet for 16 days. L-NAME (30 and 60 mg/kg), 7-NI (40 and 80 mg/kg), L-arginine (100 mg/kg), a(More)
The effects of bromocriptine and haloperidol, either alone or in combination, on ethanol withdrawal syndrome (EWS) have been investigated in rats. Bromocriptine (5 mg/kg 1P) inhibited wet dog shakes behavior and catatonia but potentiated the intensity of abnormal gait. The latency of the audiogenic seizures was prolonged by bromocriptine treatment.(More)
Changes in serotonin (5-HT) and 5-hydroxy indole acetic acid (5-HIAA), its major metabolite, in cerebral cortex, corpus striatum and hippocampus were investigated at 10th and 21st days of chronic ethanol ingestion in Wistar rats. Ethanol (7.2% v/v) was given to rats in a modified liquid diet. Biochemical analysis was performed in two groups of(More)
Effects of agmatine, which is an endogenous polyamine metabolite formed by decarboxylation of L-arginine, were investigated on the morphine abstinence syndrome in rats. Two pellets containing 75 mg morphine base (total 150 mg) were implanted subcutaneously on the back of rats. Seventy-two hours after morphine implantation, agmatine sulphate (20, 30 and 40(More)
Effects of agmatine, which is an endogenous polyamine metabolite formed by decarboxylation of L-arginine, have been investigated on the ethanol withdrawal syndrome in rats. Adult male Wistar rats were used in the study. Ethanol (7.2% v/v) was given to the rats by a liquid diet for 21 days. Agmatine (20, 40, 80 and 160 mg/kg) and saline were injected to rats(More)
The effect of N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), a non-specific inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) synthase, on catatonia in ethanol dependent rats was investigated. Ethanol was given to rats by a modified liquid diet. An isocaloric liquid diet without ethanol was also given to control rats. L-NAME (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg) and saline were injected(More)
Effects of MK-801 and ketamine, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor blockers, on cocaine-stimulated locomotor activity were investigated in male Swiss-Webster mice. MK-801 (0.25, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.5 mg/kg), ketamine (10, 25 and 50 mg/kg) or saline was injected 20 min before cocaine (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg i.p.). Locomotor activity was measured for 30 min(More)
In this study, changes in striatal extracellular L-citrulline concentrations were investigated hourly for 5 h following alcohol withdrawal in chronic alcohol feeding Wistar rats. Alcohol (7.2% ethyl alcohol, v/v) was given to rats as modified liquid diet for 20 days. Signs of alcohol withdrawal appeared from the 1st h of alcohol withdrawal and the total(More)
The effect of ethanol on rats was investigated at increasing rates of acceleration for bar rotation speed. Ethanol was given to rats by a liquid diet starting with 2.4% ethanol (v/v) for 3 days. Then the ethanol concentration was increased to 4.8% (v/v) for 3 days and finally to 7.2% (v/v) for 15 days. Accelerod performance was recorded before and(More)