Motor effects of acute and chronic inhibition of nitric oxide synthesis in mice

@article{Bel2002MotorEO,
  title={Motor effects of acute and chronic inhibition of nitric oxide synthesis in mice},
  author={Elaine Aparecida Del Bel and Anselmo Souza and Fanny Guimaraes and CONSUELO DA-SILVA and L. P. Nucci-da-Silva},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={161},
  pages={32-37}
}
Rationale: Systemic injections of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors have been shown to decrease exploratory behavior in rats. This effect may be related to motor impairments since these drugs can induce catalepsy in rodents. Objective: To compare the effects of two NOS inhibitors in tests aimed to investigate exploratory behavior and to assess motor control. Methods: The acute effects of the NOS inhibitors NG-nitro-L-arginine (L-NOARG, 10–80 mg/kg IP) and 7-nitroindazole (7-NIO, 3–30 mg/kg… CONTINUE READING

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