Monoamine neurotoxins: selective and delayed effects on behavior in colonies of laboratory rats.

Male laboratory rats were raised in two colonies, each of 27 rats, and then given intraventricular injections of the norepinephrine neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) or the serotonin neurotoxin 5,6-dihydroxytryptamine (5,6-DHT) or saline. They were then returned to their enclosure and behavior during the next 50 days was observed. Shortly after… CONTINUE READING