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Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 125, Issue 4, pp 358–360 | Cite as

Behavioral and electrophysiological analysis of anxiolytic effect of mongolian astragalus

  • G. M. Molodavkin
  • Zh. Aldarmaa
  • T. A. Voronina
  • B. Davgatseren
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Abstract

Medical herb Mongolian astragalus has anxiolytic activity in conflict situation imposed on random-bred male albino rats, and evokes changes in electroencephalogram which are characteristic of tranquilizers. The drug moderates the τ-rhythm in cerebral hemispheres and hippocampus. In contrast to benzodiazepine tranquilizers, it does not affect the frequencies in other bands.

Key Words

medical herbs anxiolytic effect conflict situation electroencephalogram 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Molodavkin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zh. Aldarmaa
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. A. Voronina
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Davgatseren
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PharmacologyRussian Academy of Medical SciencesMoscow
  2. 2.Institute of Folk MedicineUlan-Bator

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