Behavioral effects of long-term administration of an anabolic steroid in intact and castrated male Wistar rats

@article{Minkin1993BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral effects of long-term administration of an anabolic steroid in intact and castrated male Wistar rats},
  author={Darin M. Minkin and M. Eugene Meyer and Frans van Haaren},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={1993},
  volume={44},
  pages={959-963}
}
Once a week, intact and castrated male Wistar rats were intramuscularly injected with a 0.2 ml suspension of either 0, 10, or 50 mg nandrolone decanoate in cottonseed oil, for 8 consecutive weeks. After the sixth injection, locomotor activity was measured in an open-field and the acquisition of lever press behavior was assessed in an autoshaping procedure. Subsequently, all subjects were exposed to four sessions of continuous reinforcement prior to one session in which the effects of steroid… CONTINUE READING
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