Behavioral and biochemical effects of neonatal treatment of rats with 6-hydroxydopa.


Rats receiving injection of either 6-hydroxydopa (60 mug/g) or saline on Days 1, 3, and 5 of life were studied in adulthood on a number of behavioral tasks before being sacrificed at 8 or 12 months for NE assay. The treated rats exhibited impaired passive avoidance, less shock-induced aggression, and more locomotor open-field activity than the control rats… (More)