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Main Title Chlordimeform Effects on Schedule-Controlled Behavior in Rats.
Author MacPhail, Robert C. ; Leander, J. David ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-247;
Stock Number PB82-127507
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Behavior ; Toxicology ; Rats ; Dosage ; Insecticides ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Chlordimeform ; Formamidine/N-(chloro-tolyl)-N-N-dimethyl
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-127507 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
Chlordimeform (CDMF) is a member of a relatively new class of insecticide/acaricide, the formamidines, which has rather unique effects. Unlike the widely used organophosphate and carbamate insecticides, CDMF does not appear to inhibit cholinesterases, and intoxication is not accompanied by signs of cholinergic over-stimulation. On the contrary, the available evidence suggests that one of the many actions of CDMF may be on monoamine-containing neurons in the central nervous system. CDMF in rats has been shown in vitro to inhibit hepatic monoamine oxidase and in vivo to increase whole-brain levels of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and norepinephrine. In addition, some behavioral effects seen after large dosages have been reported to resemble those obtained after administration of agents which effect neuronal release of 5-hydroxytryptamine, either p-chloroamphetamine alone or 1-tryptophan in combination with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.