The effects of receptor blockers on atrial natriuretic peptide-induced action on passive avoidance behavior in rats.

In previous experiments, it was shown that rat atrial natriuretic peptide (rANP1-28) is able to increase the passive avoidance latency in a dose-dependent manner in the learning and consolidation phase (3). In order to clarify whether ANP has a direct action on this behavioral paradigm, or whether the action is mediated by neurotransmitters, rats were… (More)