| SHORT COMMUNICATION
|Year : 1980 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 197-199
Role of central serotonin in drinking behaviour of rats
Kumar Anil, N Mishra, KC Singhal, KP Bhargava
Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of serotonin (5-HT) in a dose of 100) 'g caused significant increase in water intake in albino rats. Cyproheptadine (100 'g, i.c.v.) per se had no significant effect on water intake. However, its pretreatment blocked excitatory effect of 5-HT. If is proposed that central serotonergic receptors are involved in hyperdipsic behaviour of rats.
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