The role of central serotonergic mechanisms on head-twitch and backward locomotion induced by hallucinogenic drugs

@article{Yamamoto1981TheRO,
  title={The role of central serotonergic mechanisms on head-twitch and backward locomotion induced by hallucinogenic drugs},
  author={Tsuneyuki Yamamoto and Showa Ueki},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={1981},
  volume={14},
  pages={89-95}
}
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