Nicholas E. Wilson

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The present article reports an experiment on the effects of baclofen (0, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 mg/kg) on punished drinking in rats and the modification of these by delta-amino-n-valeric acid (DANVA) (0 and 10.0 mg/kg). Baclofen significantly enhanced punished drinking and this increase was abolished by DANVA, which had no intrinsic anxiogenic activity. It is(More)
Sexual narcissism, an egocentric pattern of sexual behavior, has recently been described in the literature and has been discovered to be associated with cluster B type personality disorders. Although the research seems to have validated sexual narcissism as a characteristic of borderline and histrionic personality disorders, it is yet to be tested with(More)
We study an efficient finite element method for the NS-ω model, that uses van Cittert approximate deconvolution to improve accuracy and Scott-Vogelius elements to provide pointwise mass conservative solutions and remove the dependence of the (often large) Bernoulli pressure error on the velocity error. We provide a complete numerical analysis of the method,(More)
Rats exposed to inescapable heat stress maintained a controlled hyperthermia while increasing heat loss by cutaneous vasodilatation and by grooming behavior. In nonpregnant rats, the evaporation of saliva groomed onto the body surfaces increased exponentially as a function of ambient temperature above 36 degrees C. This was associated with a decrease in the(More)
The pull-up test for muscle relaxation is described and validated. At testing, rats were evaluated for their ability to recover ('pull-up') from a fully inverted head-down position. Control animals rapidly regained position (median: 1 s). Known muscle relaxants increased latency to pull-up compared to controls. The test proved sensitive to the effects of(More)