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This study investigated the relationship among measures of anticipatory and consummatory sexual behavior displayed by male rats in the bilevel chambers designed by Mendelson and Gorzalka (1987). Normative data from a standard test of sexual behavior were gathered from 80 intact, sexually experienced male Long-Evans rats and subjected to multiple(More)
Quantitative autoradiography was used to evaluate the time course and reversibility of corticosterone (CORT)-induced decreases in binding at 5-HT1A receptors in the dorsal hippocampus, cortex and septum of the male rat. Continuous exposure to high levels of CORT decreased binding of [3H]8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin at 5-HT1A receptors in the(More)
Quantitative autoradiography was used to evaluate the effects of adrenalectomy (ADX) and corticosterone (CORT) on binding at 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B receptors in the dorsal hippocampus and cortex of the rat. ADX increased binding of [3H]8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin at 5-HT1A receptors in the oriens and lacunosum moleculare layers of CA2 and CA3, in the(More)
The peripheral administration of 3 micrograms/kg CCK-8 produced inhibition of lordosis behavior in ovariectomized female rats primed with estradiol benzoate (EB) and progesterone (P). In Experiment 2, an interaction between CCK-8 and P was evident, with the inhibitory effects of CCK-8 being observed with P doses of 100 and 150 micrograms, but not 250(More)
Mendelson and Gorzalka recently described a bilevel chamber for the evaluation of rodent sexual behavior. In initial studies it was observed that during 5 min adaptation periods prior to the introduction of a sexually receptive female rat, male rats with prior sexual experience in these chambers would move from level to level in apparent search for the(More)
Chronic administration of testosterone propionate (TP) was found to decrease the concentration of [3H]quipazine binding at 5-HT3 receptors in the lateral and basal amygdaloid nuclei of the brains of castrated male rats. TP had no effect on the binding of [3H]quipazine at 5-HT3 receptors in the posterolateral or posteromedial cortical amygdaloid nuclei, or(More)
The interactions between 14 days of repeated restraint stress and daily administration of imipramine or tianeptine (2 h before the beginning of stress) were investigated in rats to assess responses of 5-HT2 and 5-HT1A receptors and serotonin transporter sites labelled by [3H]paroxetine in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, two brain regions in which(More)
The peripheral administration of the serotonin type 1A (5-HT1A) receptor agonist 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH DPAT) inhibited lordosis behavior in ovariectomized rats primed with estradiol benzoate. 8-OH DPAT was ineffective at 0.01 mg/kg, whereas inhibition occurred at the 0.03, 0.1, 0.3, 1, and 3 mg/kg doses. On the other hand, 8-OH DPAT(More)
Quantitative autoradiography was used to evaluate the effects of sex and either 1 or 5 daily 2-hour sessions of restraint stress on binding at 5-HT1A, 5-HT1C and 5-HT2 receptors in the rat dorsal hippocampus. Neither sex nor restraint stress were found to have effects on binding at 5-HT1C or 5-HT2 receptors. However, restraint stress increased binding of(More)