Behavioural response to pharmacologic manipulation of serotonin receptors in the genetically dystonic hamster.


The genetically dystonic (dtsz) hamster is an autosomal recessive mutant that shares several features with paroxysmal dystonia, i.e., a subcategory of inherited idiopathic dystonia in humans. Because the serotonin (5-HT) system has been suggested to be involved in dystonia, we examined the functional responsiveness of the 5-HT system in dystonic hamsters by… (More)