Jeptha W. Davenport

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Five groups of female rats which were exposed to thiouracil for varying periods around the time of birth were compared with a 6th group of untreated controls in motivational, metabolic, and hormonal test situations during adolescence and adulthood. The thiouracil-treated rats displayed reduced fearfulness in lever-touching and lever-pressing tasks in(More)
Behavioral deficits in adult rats exposed perinatally to thiouracil were substantially reduced or elimated by a 5-week period of "superenriched" postweaning rearing conditions before testing. This treatment resulted in remediation of hypothyroid rats' deficits in maze learning, maze retention, and resistance to extinction of bar-pressing; the facilitative(More)
Disease modifying therapies (DMTs) reduce the frequency of relapses and accumulation of disability in multiple sclerosis (MS). Long-term persistence with treatment is important to optimize treatment benefit. This long-term, cohort study was conducted at the Calgary MS Clinic. All consenting adults with relapsing-remitting MS who started either glatiramer(More)
To determine whether brain monoaminergic neurons are involved in the release of gonadotropins responsible for estrogen increases before proestrus, various inhibitors and precursors of monoamine biosynthesis were administered subcutaneously or intracranially to the 3rd ventricle at 10.00 or 20.00 on the day before proestrus, the 2nd day of diestrus (DII) in(More)
Temporary suppression of rats' bar pressing, activity, and feeding by the dopamine beta-hydroxylase inhibitor FLA-63 was synergistically potentiated by triiodothyronine (T3) treatment. The increased severity of duration of behavioral depression from the combination of mildly-depressing doses of FLA-63 (10 mg/kg, SC) and T3 (200 mug/kg, SC, 4X) was most(More)
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