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Vacuous jaw movements induced by the muscarinic agonist pilocarpine and striatal dopamine depletions were examined using a slow motion videotape system. With this procedure, rats were videotaped in a Plexiglas tube so that the profile of the head region could be seen. Vacuous jaw movements were analyzed by examining the tape at 1/6 normal speed. An observer(More)
Coadministration of the monoamine-depleting agent reserpine with a low dose of apomorphine has been shown to result in high levels of vacuous jaw movements in rats. Two experiments were conducted to study the pharmacologic and motoric characteristics of the vacuous jaw movements induced by 5.0 mg/kg reserpine plus 0.1 mg/kg apomorphine. The first experiment(More)
The present series of experiments was conducted to investigate the vacuous jaw movements induced by sub-chronic administration of haloperidol (HP). In the first experiment, daily injection of 0.4 mg/kg HP for 10 days increased vacuous jaw movements and decreased rearing behavior. The second and third experiments investigated the interaction between the(More)
The amyloid precursor protein undergoes proteolysis at several sites to yield a number of functionally relevant peptides, including beta-amyloid and the soluble amyloid precursor protein derivatives alpha-soluble amyloid precursor protein and beta-soluble amyloid precursor protein. beta-Amyloid is the primary constituent of senile plaques associated with(More)
GeneClinics is an online genetic information resource consisting of descriptions of specific inherited disorders ("disease profiles") as well as information on the role of genetic testing in the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with these inherited conditions. GeneClinics is intended to promote the use of genetic services in medical(More)
This experiment was conducted to determine if repeated administration of the muscarinic antagonist scopolamine could increase pilocarpine-induced vacuous jaw movements and also enhance muscarinic receptor binding. Rats received daily injections of either scopolamine (0.5 mg/kg IP) or saline for 14 days. On day 15 rats received no injections of scopolamine,(More)
Two experiments were conducted to study the vacuous jaw movements induced in rats by acute administration of the monoamine-depleting agent reserpine. In the first experiment, different doses of reserpine (1.25, 2.5, and 5.0 mg/kg) were assessed for their ability to induce vacuous jaw movements. Acute administration of reserpine induced a dose-related(More)
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