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1. Cocaine and anabolic-androgenic steroids are among the more commonly abused substances in selected populations. These agents, when used alone or in combination, have been reported to cause aggressive tendencies in both laboratory-based animal models and in human clinical situations. This project, using a resident-intruder paradigm, examined the effects(More)
Seventy-two-hour LD50 studies involving the fenvalerate formulation, Pydrin 2.4 E.C., and the permethrin formulation, Ambush, were performed with male Swiss mice to compare the toxicity of the commercial formulations to that of the technical-grade pyrethroids. Comparison of the formulation ip and po LD50 values and the lethality of technical-grade(More)
We performed a retrospective chart review of 60 patients after mechanical heart valve replacement to assess warfarin sensitivity. The overall international normalized ratio (INR) on day 3 of therapy was 4.1+/-3.9 (range 1.1-17.1). In a control group of 100 patients who received anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein(More)
1. This study investigated the thermoregulatory effects of cocaine combined with two reported antidotal treatments for acute cocaine overdosage, calcium channel blocker therapy and cold ambient temperatures. 2. Cocaine and nicardipine alone lowered the core temperature of female guinea-pigs (ambient temperature, 5 degrees C) which resulted in a drop in core(More)
Phosphorylcholine (PC)-based polymers have been used in a variety of medical device applications to improve biocompatibility. Here, solutions containing poly(butyl methacrylate) (PBMA) and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine-co-lauryl methacrylate (MPC-co-LMA(2)) copolymer were spin-coated onto glass coverslips at various ratios ranging from 5:1 to 1:0(More)
Use and abuse of various controlled substances in recent years has reached alarming levels. Among these are cocaine and anabolic steroids. The two contrasting types of drug have common sites of action within the limbic system of the central nervous system. The ability of cocaine to provoke seizures is well documented, and sex hormones also have been shown(More)
Male hamsters of an inbred strain carrying a genetic trait for cardiomyopathy were dosed by sc injection weekly with an anabolic-androgenic steroid, nandrolone decanoate, beginning when 3 months old. Two groups (N = 17) received doses of 2 and 4 mg per animal, while a vehicle control group received an equal volume of sesame oil. Rather than a hypothesized(More)
Male Swiss mice, 25-30 g, were utilized to define some of the behavioral effects of the herbicides Lasso [alachlor 43%; (A)], Basalin [fluchloralin 45%; (F)], Premerge 3 [dinoseb 51%; (D)], and the fungicide Maneb-80 [maneb 80%; (M)]. These compounds were tested for their effects on locomotor activity and for their ability to establish a conditioned taste(More)
The ability of water resource managers to accurately predict the toxicity of agricultural chemicals in aquatic ecosystems is essential for the development of reliable water quality standards. At present, accurate predictions are difficult due to the paucity of data concerning the interaction of these chemicals with organic constituents of the freshwater(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the distribution of ABO blood group in Tibetans population and their genetic relationship. METHODS Data of ABO blood group of 28 Tibetan populations were collected from China and India. The gene frequencies were processed by Phylip3.68 and MEGA4.1 genetic analysis software pack, and the Nei's genetic distance was imported and the(More)