Acute reduction of dopamine levels alters responses of basal ganglia neurons to selective D-1 and D-2 dopamine receptor stimulation.

Extracellular single unit recording techniques were used to investigate dopamine agonist-induced changes in the tonic activity of globus pallidus neurons in normal control rats, and in rats in which dopamine levels were acutely reduced by alpha-methyl-para-tyrosine (AMPT) pretreatment. Systemic administration of the nonselective D-1/D-2 agonist apomorphine… CONTINUE READING