Gastrodia elata Bl. Attenuated learning deficits induced by forced-swimming stress in the inhibitory avoidance task and Morris water maze.

@article{Chen2011GastrodiaEB,
  title={Gastrodia elata Bl. Attenuated learning deficits induced by forced-swimming stress in the inhibitory avoidance task and Morris water maze.},
  author={P Chen and Keng-Chen Liang and Hui-Chen Lin and Ching-Liang Hsieh and Kuan-Pin Su and Mei-Chu Hung and Lee-Yan Sheen},
  journal={Journal of medicinal food},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={610-7}
}
This study adopted the forced-swimming paradigm to induce depressive symptoms in rats and evaluated the effects on learning and memory processing. Furthermore, the effects of the water extract of Gastrodia elata Bl., a well-known Chinese traditional medicine, on amnesia in rats subjected to the forced-swimming procedure were studied. Rats were subjected to the forced-swimming procedure, and the inhibitory avoidance task and Morris water maze were used to assess learning and memory performance… CONTINUE READING