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Effect of Catecholamines on the Psycho-Motor Activity of Mice

Nature volume 193, pages 590591 (10 February 1962) | Download Citation

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CATECHOLAMINES, especially noradrenaline, are regarded as central neuro-humoral agents of ergotropic character1–3. Notwithstanding, parenterally injected adrenalin has a depressive effect in intact animals, at least in relatively high doses, causing, in certain conditions, even sopor or general analgesia. Similar effects have been observed also after injections of catecholamines into the sub-arachnoideal space, the ventricles or the cerebral tissue2.

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    • M. LÓPEZ AMALFARÁ

    Graduate Fellow of the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires.

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  1. Laboratorio de Investigaciones Psicofarmacológicas, Hospital Nacional de Neuropsiquiatría, Vieytes 451, Buenos Aires.

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