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Year : 1984  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129--131

Effect of propranolol on aggressive behaviour in rats

A Ray1, M Alkondon2, P Sen3 
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1. (Propranolol in doses of 1 and 3 mg/kg facilitated whereas 10 and 30 mg/kg inhibited footshock aggression (FSA) in rats. 2. Atropine but not atropine methylnitrate antagonised the antiaggressive effect of (() propranolol (IO mg/kg) wlthout affecting the facilitatory affect on FSA. 3. Racemic propranolol (1 and 10 mg/kg) also antagonised reserpine apomorphine aggression. 4. It is suggested that central cholinergic as well as dopaminergic mechanisms could be involved in the anti-aggressive effect of propranolol.


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Ray A, Alkondon M, Sen P. Effect of propranolol on aggressive behaviour in rats.Indian J Pharmacol 1984;16:129-131


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Ray A, Alkondon M, Sen P. Effect of propranolol on aggressive behaviour in rats. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 1984 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];16:129-131
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