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Differential activity of some psychotropic drugs as a function of emotional level in animals

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The activity of various psychotropic drugs was tested on the abnormal behavior induced by prolonged isolation in both mice and in rats. It is suggested that the different effects shown by the drugs on the various behavioral profiles of the two species considered are dependent on the emotional level of the experimental animals.

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Valzelli, L., Bernasconi, S. Differential activity of some psychotropic drugs as a function of emotional level in animals. Psychopharmacologia 20, 91–96 (1971).

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  • Isolation in Rat
  • Emotional Level
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Isolation in Mice
  • Abnormal Behavior