Sleep/waking effects of a selective 5-HT1A receptor agonist given systemically as well as perfused in the dorsal raphe nucleus in rats.

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Sleep/waking stages and behavior were studied following the selective 5-HT1A agonist 8-OH-DPAT given subcutaneously (s.c.) (0.010-0.375 mg/kg) as well as perfused continuously (10 microM) for 6 h into the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) using microdialysis. Given systemically, 8-OH-DPAT at 0.375 mg/kg s.c. induced 5-HT behavioral syndrome, increased waking to… (More)

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