Antidepressant behavioral effects of duloxetine and amitriptyline in the rat forced swimming test.

@article{Menezes2008AntidepressantBE,
  title={Antidepressant behavioral effects of duloxetine and amitriptyline in the rat forced swimming test.},
  author={H. Menezes and B{\'a}rbara Beatriz Moreira Bueno and L. Ciulla and Alexandre Schuh and Fernanda de Freitas Luz and Rafael Jos{\'e} Vargas Alves and Milena Pacheco Abegg and S{\'i}lvia Let{\'i}cia Merceo Bacchi Cirino},
  journal={Acta cirurgica brasileira},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          447-50
        }
}
PURPOSE To compare the effects of the antidepressant drugs duloxetine and amitriptyline on depressive behaviors in rats. METHODS Fifteen male Wistar rats were given systemic injections of duloxetine, amitriptyline or saline prior to a Forced Swimming Test (FST). Immobility and number of stops were measured. Data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and Kruskall-Wallis. RESULTS Rats given injections of duloxetine displayed fewer stops than the amitriptyline and control group (p< 0.05). The control… Expand
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