Spinal and supraspinal functions of noradrenaline in the frog embryo: consequences for motor behaviour.

@article{McLean2003SpinalAS,
  title={Spinal and supraspinal functions of noradrenaline in the frog embryo: consequences for motor behaviour.},
  author={David L. McLean and Keith T Sillar},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={551 Pt 2},
  pages={575-87}
}
The monoamine noradrenaline (NA) can initiate and/or modulate locomotion in a variety of vertebrates. Here we report that exogenous NA application can facilitate two completely different fictive behaviours in embryos of the common frog Rana temporaria, depending on whether spinal networks are connected to supraspinal centres. When the nervous system is… CONTINUE READING