Robin K. Glotzbach

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A previously reported method of measuring tricyclic antidepressant concentrations in brain tissue and plasma was used to measure amitriptyline (AMI) in rats following drug administration using different routes, doses, and time intervals. In rats given AMI intraperitoneally (IP), brain concentrations increased during the first 30 min after drug adminstration(More)
In the tetrabenazine (TBZ) model of depression, the cerebromicrocirculation was discovered to respond abnormally to metabolic demand as mimicked by the administration of CO2. Altered responsivity of cerebral blood flow and effective permeability of the blood — brain barrier to changes in PaCO2 were found. These physiologic defects coincided temporally with(More)
The cerebromicrocirculation in the tetrabenzaine (TBZ) model of depression has been found to be abnormal with respect to (1) responsiveness of cerebral blood flow to increases in arterial CO2 content and (2) the effective permeability of the blood-brain barrier to water. Development of these abnormalities temporally paralleled the behavioral disturbances(More)
A previously reported method for measuring tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) in plasma was modified to measure TCA, specifically amitriptyline (AMI) and nortriptyline (NOR) in rat brain tissue. Brains obtained from drugfree and AMI-treated rats were extracted and assayed using a Waters high-performance liquid chromatograph. Drug-free brain tissue contained no(More)
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