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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--20

Neuropharmacological effects of alfa-cypermethrin in rats

S Manna1, D Bhattacharyya1, TK Mandal1, S Dey2 
1 Department of Pharmacology, University College of Medicine, Calcutta University, 244-B, A. J. C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 20, India
2 Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Institute, Kolkata, India

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S Manna
Department of Pharmacology, University College of Medicine, Calcutta University, 244-B, A. J. C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 20
India

OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of α-cypermethrin (α-CP) on some neuropharmacological paradigms like motor coordination, pentobarbitone-induced sleeping time and pentylenetetrazole-induced (PTZ) convulsion as well as γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) level in rat brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Albino Wistar rats were the experimental animals. Different neuropharmacological paradigms like motor coordination (determined by rotarod), pentobarbitone-induced sleeping time and PTZ-induced convulsion were carried out following oral administration of α-CP at two dose levels i.e., 145 mg/kg (LD50) and 14.5 mg/kg (1/10LD50), while the level of GABA in the brain of rats was estimated by HPLC after single-dose oral administration of α-CP at 145 mg/kg. RESULTS: α-CP induced significant motor incoordination, decreased the time of onset and increased the duration of sleeping time induced by pentobarbitone; and also decreased the time of onset and increased the duration of convulsion induced by PTZ at the dose levels of 145 mg/kg (LD50) and 14.5 mg/kg (1/10 LD50) respectively. Further α-CP decreased brain GABA levels in the cerebellum and in whole brain (except cerebellum) significantly at LD50 dose level. CONCLUSION: A correlation between the effect of α-CP on central GABA levels and its neuropharmacological effects can be hypothesized.


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Manna S, Bhattacharyya D, Mandal T K, Dey S. Neuropharmacological effects of alfa-cypermethrin in rats.Indian J Pharmacol 2005;37:18-20


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Manna S, Bhattacharyya D, Mandal T K, Dey S. Neuropharmacological effects of alfa-cypermethrin in rats. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Dec 15 ];37:18-20
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