d-Amphetamine-induced “Floating limb” syndrome in young rhesus monkeys

@article{Levin1990dAmphetamineinducedL,
  title={d-Amphetamine-induced “Floating limb” syndrome in young rhesus monkeys},
  author={Edward D. Levin and Philip J. Bushnell and Craig M. Baysinger},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1990},
  volume={101},
  pages={112-117}
}
Acuted-amphetamine administration to young rhesus monkeys (N=10) caused a motor syndrome of hypoactivity and chorea-like postures and motor movements which we have termed “floating limb”. Frequently after subcutaneous injections of 0.3 or 0.6 mg/kgd-amphetamine, an affected monkey raised one or both legs or arms and held the limb(s) motionless in the air. Affected limbs were usually returned to a normal position if they appeared to enter the animal's visual field. In other cases, the monkey… CONTINUE READING

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