Behavioral effects of dopamine agonists across the estrous cycle in rats.


Journal Article

The effects of apomorphine upon stereotypy and bromocriptine upon wheel running and intracranial reward were examined across the estrous cycle of female rats. Apomorphine elicited sterotypy in a dose-related fashion, but sterotypy was not reliably or systematically altered by estrous conditions. On the other hand, wheel running was augmented by bromocriptine in an estrous-specific fashion. Self-stimulation was increased by bromocriptine but this was not related to estrous cyclicity. These findings provide evidence for possible behavioral and motivational specificity of dopamine (DA) receptor-related estrous changes.

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Cited Authors

  • Steiner, M; Katz, RJ; Carroll, BJ

Published Date

  • 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 147 - 151

PubMed ID

  • 6777814

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6777814

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-3158

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00434403


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany