Nishi Mitra

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Psychosis was present in 29 percent of cocaine-disordered patients hospitalized in 1985 during an epidemic of freebase cocaine abuse in the Bahamas. Record reviews revealed that a variety of psychotic phenomenologic patterns were present. Prior major mental disorders and increased dosage of cocaine were more common among psychotic than non-psychotic(More)
Studies were performed to bring out a serotoninergic involvement in physostigmine tremor, hitherto known to be working via the cholinergic system. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) was estimated fluorimetrically after isolation on Sephadex G-10 and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was assayed spectrophotometrically. The dose-dependent tremor was quantified by a(More)
Effects of acute and chronic administration of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) were investigated for dopamine (DA) and its metabolites, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid and 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylacetic acid, in nucleus caudatus putamen (NCP), limbic system, and substantia nigra (SN) of golden hamster and BALB/c and C57/BL mice to obtain(More)
Lessons from domestic violence research and advocacy in India can contribute to transnational feminist perspectives. Violence against women is interconnected and intermeshed with power imbalances of many kinds, emanating from the local social-cultural contexts as well as global factors such as development/underdevelopment, war and ethnic strife, poverty and(More)
A child of first-cousin Puerto Rican parents had global developmental delay, failure to thrive, and hypotonia since early infancy. At 1 1/2 years of age, she developed clinical and electrophysiologic evidence of progressive motor and sensory neuropathy. At 2 1/2 years, she developed visual impairment and optic atrophy followed by gradual involvement of the(More)
Behavioural and neurochemical effects of acute 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) treatment in mice have been studied in order to determine the change in the neurotransmitter profile of the following areas of the brain: substantia nigra (SN), nucleus caudatus putamen (NCP), limbic system (LS; tuberculum olfactorium and nucleus accumbens),(More)
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