Effects of gamma-hydroxybutyrate on chick behaviour, electrocortical activity and crossed extensor reflexes.

  • G. Osuide
  • Published 1972 in British journal of pharmacology


1. Convulsant and anticonvulsant effects of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) have been studied in chicks.2. When administered alone, GHB produced weak myoclonic seizures accompanied by electrocortical synchrony and spikes.3. GHB was found to protect chicks against leptazol- and picrotoxin-induced seizures. A slight potentiation of strychnine-induced seizures was… (More)