D-amphetamine improves cognitive deficits and physical therapy promotes fine motor rehabilitation in a rat embolic stroke model.

@article{Rasmussen2006DamphetamineIC,
  title={D-amphetamine improves cognitive deficits and physical therapy promotes fine motor rehabilitation in a rat embolic stroke model.},
  author={Rune Skovgaard Rasmussen and Karsten Overgaard and Elisabeth S Hildebrandt-Eriksen and Gudrun Boysen},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={189-98}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of D-amphetamine (D-amph) and physical therapy separately or combined on fine motor performance, gross motor performance and cognition after middle cerebral artery thromboembolization in rats. METHODS Seventy-four rats were trained in appropriate cognitive and motor behaviours. Thirteen animals were sham-operated and fifty-nine animals were embolized in the right carotid territory. Animals were randomly assigned to… CONTINUE READING

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