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Fast cyclic voltammetry using carbon fibre microelectrodes in rat brain slices, was used to investigate regional differences in electrically-evoked dopamine (DA) efflux at 10 different sites in the anterior caudate putamen (aCPu) and 10 sites in the posterior caudate putamen (pCPu). For each site DA overflow was evoked by both single pulse (1P) stimulation(More)
We examined the effects of pressure ejected 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) from a micropipette on direct chemically stimulated release, and on electrically stimulated serotonin (5-HT) or dopamine (DA) release in the caudate putamen (CPu), nucleus accumbens (NAc), substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr), and the dorsal raphé nucleus (DRN) brain(More)
Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R.Br. (SF) is a medicinal plant indigenous to southern Africa and used in folk and contemporary remedies for stress, chronic diseases, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. While previous studies have focused on physiological effects of SF on cellular and systemic abnormalities associated with these diseases, little is known about its effects(More)
Chronic exposure to mild unpredictable stress caused a decrease in rats' consumption of a palatable weak sucrose solution, which was reversed by chronic (5 weeks) administration of imipramine (5 mg/kg/day). Dopamine (DA) release in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and caudate putamen (CPu) was measured in vivo using fast cyclic voltammetry, following electrical(More)
1. Fast cyclic voltammetry was used to investigate the effect of 7-OH-DPAT (7-hydroxy-N,N-di-n-propyl-2-aminotetralin), a putative D3 receptor agonist, on electrically stimulated endogenous dopamine release in slices of rat nucleus accumbens. 2. 7-OH-DPAT inhibited single pulse stimulated dopamine release in a concentration-dependent manner with a maximum(More)
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