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Biphasic effects of dopamine agonist N-0434 on locomotor behaviors in rats.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
0091-3057
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
4
Pages
865–868
Identifiers
PMID: 8097043
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The effects of a dopamine agonist, (+/-)-2-(N-penylethyl-N-propyl)amino-5- hydroxytetralin (N-0434) (SC doses of 0.00, 0.01, 0.1, and 1.0 mg/kg) were tested in rats for 120 min in an activity monitor. The durations in seconds of horizontal locomotor time, rearing time, stereotypy time, and margin time (thigmotaxis) were measured during 12 10-min time blocks. N-0434 (0.1 and 1.0 mg/kg) resulted in biphasic effects (initial inhibition followed by potentiation) of linear locomotor time and an attenuation of thigmotaxis. The 0.1- and 1.0-mg/kg doses initially suppressed rearing time but had mixed potentiation effects. The 0.01- to 1.0-mg/kg doses suppressed stereotypy time. The differential behavioral profiles were discussed in reference to the functions of dopamine receptors.

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