Effect of kava extract and individual kavapyrones on neurotransmitter levels in the nucleus accumbens of rats

@article{Baum1998EffectOK,
  title={Effect of kava extract and individual kavapyrones on neurotransmitter levels in the nucleus accumbens of rats},
  author={S. S. Baum and R. Hill and H. Rommelspacher},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={1105-1120}
}
1. Kavapyrones have well-known psychotropic properties. The most common actions of the extract are relaxation and euphoria, depending on the circumstances of ingestion, whereas higher doses cause sleepiness and skeletal muscle relaxation. Several other actions have been reported such as anticonvulsant properties, neuroprotection and analgesia. No interactions with neuroreceptors have yet been found that would explain the multiple actions. 2. To reveal neuronal functions affected by the… Expand
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