PMID: 7329822Jan 1, 1981

Arginine vasotocin: effects on open field behavior, whole brain monoamines and plasma corticosterone

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P Golus, M G King

Abstract

Two experiments were performed to evaluate the effects of Arginine Vasotocin (AVT) on open field behavior, who brain monoamines and plasma corticosterone. In Experiment 1 rats treated with AVT compared to controls displayed an increased initial latency to move, less postural freezing and increased exploration of the central area of the open field. In Experiment 2 it was found that AVT significantly elevated whole brain 5-HT levels (Experiment 2A) without altering levels of dopamine or norepinephrine. Plasma corticosterone was significantly decreased by AVT treatment (Experiment 2B).

Citations

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May 1, 1978·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·R WalterD de Wied
Jan 1, 1979·Progress in Brain Research·S Pavel
Dec 4, 1978·Life Sciences·H J Romijn
Sep 1, 1979·Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior·P GolusM G King
Apr 1, 1977·Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior·P C Datta, M G King
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