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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186--188

BR-16A attenuates anterograde amnesia induced by electroconvulsive Shocks in slow-learning rats

S Ramteke1, C Andrade2, S Faruqi3, Joseph Jerry4, BV Venkataraman5, MA Nagarani6 
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BR-l 6A, a herbal preparation, attenuates amnestic deficits induced by electroconvulsive shocks (ECS) in rats, In a study designed to test the cognition-protecting limits of BR-l 6A, adult, male, wistar rats (n = 28) preselected for slow learning on the Hebb Williams complex maze, received 6 once-daily ECS. Before (1 week), during (6 days) and after (1 week) the ECS course, the rats received (p.o) either BR-16A (200 mg/kg/day) or vehicle alone. Post-ECS, learning was assessed over 7 days on the complex maze. Hats receiving BR-l 6A performed significantly better than controls in both speed and magnitude of learning. The present experiment hence found no floor effect for BR-16A-mediated attenuation of ECS-induced anterograde amnesia.


How to cite this article:
Ramteke S, Andrade C, Faruqi S, Jerry J, Venkataraman B V, Nagarani M A. BR-16A attenuates anterograde amnesia induced by electroconvulsive Shocks in slow-learning rats.Indian J Pharmacol 1995;27:186-188


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Ramteke S, Andrade C, Faruqi S, Jerry J, Venkataraman B V, Nagarani M A. BR-16A attenuates anterograde amnesia induced by electroconvulsive Shocks in slow-learning rats. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];27:186-188
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