Jul 1, 1989

Contents of serotonin and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid in the rabbit brain after long-term administration of lithium oxybutyrate

Biulleten' eksperimental'noĭ biologii i meditsiny
A S SaratikovS A Sakharova


Serotonin (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) levels in rat brain were analysed 24 hours after 7-, 15-, 29- days lithium hydroxybutyrate (LH) injections (10 mg/kg daily). After 7 days the drug reduced 5-HT in hypothalamus and 5-HIAA in the mid brain by 35%. After 15 days LH decreased 5-HT in striatum, hypothalamus by 32 and 17% and 5-HIAA in thalamus, hypothalamus by 28 and 44% respectively. After 29 days LH diminished 5-HT in striatum, hippocampus, amygdala by 24, 29 and 32% and 5-HIAA--in hypothalamus by 42%. The role of adaptative changes and stabilization processes in the central serotoninergic system in mechanism of LH psychotropic effects is discussed.

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Lithium hydroxybutyrate
Serotonin Measurement
Hydroxybutyric Acids
Organometallic Compounds
Organum Vasculosum Laminae Terminalis
Genus Hippocampus
Structure of Hippocampal Formation

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