Zhong-Qi Zhang

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This experiment examined the relationship between reinforcer magnitude and quantitative measures of performance on progressive-ratio schedules. Fifteen rats were trained under a progressive-ratio schedule in seven phases of the experiment in which the volume of a 0.6-M sucrose solution reinforcer was varied within the range 6-300 microl. Overall response(More)
We recently found that rats' ability to discriminate durations of exteroceptive stimuli is disrupted by the non-selective 5-HT receptor agonist quipazine. Ketanserin reversed this effect, suggesting that the effect may be mediated by 5-HT2A receptors. Here, we report that the 5-HT2A/2C receptor agonist 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI) also disrupts(More)
We examined the effects of the 5-HT1A receptor agonist 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) and 5-HT(2A/2C) receptor agonist 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI) on performance on the fixed-interval peak procedure, and the sensitivity of these effects to 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptor antagonists(More)
The ability of rats to discriminate durations of exteroceptive stimuli is disrupted by 5-HT(1A) receptor agonists; it is not known whether temporal discrimination is sensitive to stimulation of other 5-HT receptor subtypes. We examined the effect of quipazine, a 5-HT receptor agonist with nanomolar affinity for 5-HT(3) receptors and micromolar affinity for(More)
The present study observed the antidepressant-like action of the medicinal plant Morinda officinalis in the differential reinforcement of low rate 72-s (DRL 72-s) schedule, a behavioral screen selective and sensitive to antidepressant drugs, and the forced swimming test, a well-known animal model of depression. In the DRL 72-s schedule in rats, the plant(More)
The family Flacourtiaceae consists of ca. 1000 species distributed between 93–100 genera. Homalium is one of the largest genera with 200 species. There is scant chemical information on the family and still less for the genus. In fact, less than 10 species of this genus have been reported in the chemical literature [1]. Homalium stenophyllum Merr. et Chun is(More)
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