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Ergometrine (2.5-80 mg/kg IP) induced head twitches in mice. Pretreatment with cyproheptadine (1.5 and 3 mg/kg), methysergide (5 and 10 mg/kg) and (-)-propranolol (2.5 and 5 mg/kg) significantly decreased the number of head twitches induced by ergometrine. Pretreatment with p-chlorophenylalanine (100 mg/kg/day X 4 days) and clomipramine (5 and 10 mg/kg)(More)
Small doses of apomorphine (AP, 31.25-125 micrograms/ kg IP) induced dose-dependent catalepsy in rats. However, unlike the stereotyped behavior induced by high doses of AP which has a rapid onset and is short-lasting, the cataleptic effect induced by small doses of AP was evident 30 min after AP injection and was unusually long-lasting. Further, AP(More)
Bromocriptine (5-30 mg/kg, ip), 2 hr after administration, induced cage climbing behaviour in mice. Pretreatment with haloperidol, an antagonist of both D-1 and D-2 dopamine receptors, metoclopramide and molindone, the selective D-2 dopamine receptor antagonists, effectively antagonised bromocriptine-induced climbing behaviour. The results indicate that(More)
Pretreatment with the DAi receptor antagonist ergometrine (10, 20 mg kg-1 i.p.) significantly potentiated methamphetamine stereotypy and facilitated the induction of biting, gnawing or licking behaviour by amantadine. However, ergometrine (5-20 mg kg-1) did not significantly influence the stereotyped behaviour induced by the DAe receptor agonist(More)
24 h pretreatment with molindone enhanced the behavioural effects of L-dopa and 5-HTP, precursors of biogenic amines (catecholamines and 5-HT respectively) preferentially deaminated by MAO-A, confirming that a metabolite of molindone inhibits MAO-A. 24 h pretreatment with molindone enhanced the behavioural effects of tryptamine and antagonized(More)
Pretreatment with fenfluramine (5 and 10 mg/kg, ip) in doses which induced head twitches was found to antagonize apomorphine-induced cage climbing behaviour and methamphetamine stereotypy in mice. Since fenfluramine (5 and 10 mg/kg) did not induce catalepsy it indicates that fenfluramine lacks postsynaptic striatal and mesolimbic dopamine receptor blocking(More)
Pretreatment with alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine, a tyrosine hydroxylase inhibitor, was found to increase the intensity of catalepsy induced by haloperidol, chlorpromazine and molindone. The drug probably decreases the synthesis of dopamine and makes less dopamine available for release and to compete with the neuroleptic for the postsynaptic striatal dopamine(More)
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