Niv Scott

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It is commonly assumed, but has rarely been demonstrated, that sex differences in behaviour arise from sexual dimorphism in the underlying neural circuits. Parental care is a complex stereotypic behaviour towards offspring that is shared by numerous species. Mice display profound sex differences in offspring-directed behaviours. At their first encounter,(More)
Application of exogenous ATP or of noradrenaline (NA) produced responses in bisected rat vas deferens which mimicked the biphasic responses to nerve stimulation, and these actions were modified by nifedipine and verapamil in a manner similar to the modification of the 2 phases of the responses of the vas to nerve stimulation. It is proposed that sufficient(More)
Adrenergic and 'non-adrenergic' nerve-induced contractions in rat vas deferens were separated pharmacologically. Responses to single stimuli comprised two components, an alpha-noradrenergic component (IIs), dominant in the epididymal portion, and a 'non-adrenergic' component (Is), dominant in the prostatic portion. Is but not IIs was blocked by nifedipine.(More)
Graded contractile responses of the rat vas deferens were obtained to trains containing varying numbers of pulses delivered transmurally at 500 Hz, allowing construction of pulse-response curves. In the presence of postjunctional adrenoceptor blocking drugs, these curves were displaced to the right in a parallel manner, allowing the estimation of pA2 values(More)
1 The local anaesthetic properties of 2-n-propyl-4-p-tolylamino-1,2,3-benzotriazinium iodide (TnPBI) were compared with those of lignocaine hydrochloride on intact and desheathed sciatic nerves of the frog, on the phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparation of the rat, and by the intradermal wheal test in the guinea-pig. 2 Both TnPBI and lignocaine were more(More)
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