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Pramipexole (SND 919; 2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-6-propyl-amino-benzthiazole-dihydroc hlo ride) is a novel dopamine D2 family receptor agonist with a predominant action on D2 autoreceptors and with some D3 vs. D2 receptor preference. The central behavioural effects of pramipexole given subcutaneously to rats (male Wistar) and mice (Albino Swiss) are(More)
MK-801, a non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonist, induced the locomotor hyperactivity in rats. Imipramine (IMI), amitriptyline (AMI), citalopram (CIT) given acutely increased the MK-801-induced locomotor hyperactivity. Mianserin (MIA) showed a similar but weaker effect. Haloperidol completely blocked the hyperactivity induced by the antidepressant drug(More)
The effect of repeated treatment (5 and 10 mg/kg,po, twice daily, 14 days) with sertraline and citalopram (antidepressants which selectively inhibit the reuptake of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)) on the responsiveness of different 5-HT receptors to their agonists, was examined in rats and mice. Sertraline and citalopram (both at a dose 5 and 10 mg/kg)(More)
Previous studies have indicated that antidepressant drugs displaying different pharmacological profiles, administered repeatedly, increase the locomotor hyperactivity induced by various dopaminomimetics, among others by quinpirole. As this drug, according to a recent study, shows high affinity not only for dopamine D2 but also for dopamine D3 receptors, the(More)
In spite of intensive research, the problem of treating antidepressant-resistant depressive patients has not yet been solved. The authors previously reported that combined administration of imipramine and the uncompetitive NMDA receptor antagonist amantadine reduced immobility time in the forced swimming test in rats to a much greater extent than either(More)
The study compares the effects of the competitive NMDA receptor antagonist, CGP 37849, on the locomotor activity and motor disturbances after local, unilateral microinjection into nucleus accumbens and caudateputamen or peripheral ip administration. Independently on the route of administration, the compound induced dose-dependent increase in the locomotor(More)
Pramipexole (2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-6-propyl-amino-benzthiazole-dihydrochloride), a new dopamine receptor agonist with preference for D3 compared to D2 and D4 receptors, was tested in rats in respect of its potential antidepressant activity. In the forced swimming test the drug under study, given three times in rats, reduced the immobility time. In the(More)
The effects of serotonergic and antiserotonergic drugs on the hind limb flexor reflex (measured as a contraction of musculus tibialis anterior or as a flexion of the paw) in the spinal rat was studied. All serotonergic drugs used (L-5-hydroxytryptophan, L-tryptophan, LSD, fenfluramine, p-chloro-amphetamine) stimulate the flexor reflex. Serotonin receptor(More)
The chronic (10mg/kg i.p. twice daily, 10 days)-and not the acute-administration of amitriptyline, maprotiline or zimelidine enhances aggressiveness induced by clonidine in mice. An analogous potentiation of clonidine-induced aggressiveness was obtained with chronic administration (the schedule as above) of levomepromazine (2 mg/kg) or thioridazine (5(More)
Two new competitive NMDA receptor antagonists with oral activity CGP 37849 (D,L-E-amino-methyl-phosphono-3-pentenoic acid) and its ethyl ester CGP 39551 were studied in rats. CGP 37849 did not change the locomotor activity or increased it. The hyperactivity induced by CGP 37849 was antagonized by haloperidol but not idazoxan or prazosin. CGP 39551 decreased(More)