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Psychopharmacologia

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 212–219 | Cite as

Role of the tuberculum olfactorium in stereotyped behaviour induced by apomorphine in the rat

  • G. M. McKenzie
Original Investigations Animal Studies

Abstract

Bilateral ablation of the tuberculum olfactorium markedly reduced stereotyped behaviour following apomorphine treatment in the rat. Bilateral dissection of the olfactory bulb or large bilateral lesions in the nucleus caudatus putamen did not significantly affect the stereotyped behaviour. It is concluded that an intact tuberculum olfactorium is essential for the induction of stereotyped behaviour by apomorphine.

Key word

Stereotyped Behaviour Apomorphine Tuberculum Olfactorium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. McKenzie
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, The Wellcome Research LaboratoriesBurroughs Wellcome CompanyResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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