||Formamidine Pesticides Enhance Susceptibility to Kindled Seizures in Amygdala and Hippocampus of the Rat (Journal Version).
Gilbert, M. E. ;
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Laboratory animals ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
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||Electrical kindling of the amygdala and hippocampus was used to evaluate the effects of two formamidines, chlordimeform (CDF) and amitraz (AMZ), upon seizure susceptibility in the rat. Male Long-Evans rats were implanted with electrodes in the amygdala or dorsal dentate gyrus, and injected i.p. daily with 40 mg/kg CDF, 50 mg/kg AMZ, or equal volumes of their respective vehicles. Afterdischarge (AD) thresholds were determined after the first injection. Animals were then stimulated twice daily, 2 and 4 hours postinjection, at a standard 200 micro A stimulus intensity until three stages 5 generalized seizures ensued. Both CDF and AMZ significantly facilitated amygdaloid kindling rate, and CDF also facilitated hippocampal kindling rate. The effects of AMZ on hippocampal kindling were not assessed. AD durations were prolonged in the formamidine-treated groups, but there was no effect on AD thresholds. The alpha-2 adrenergic agonist and/or local anesthetic-like properties of these compounds may be responsible for these seizure enhancing effects. (Copyright (c) Pergamon Press plc, 1988.)
||Pub. in Neurotoxicology and Teratology, v10 p221-227 1988. Sponsored by Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Formamidine Pesticides Enhance Susceptibility to Kindled Seizures in Amygdala and Hippocampus of the Rat (Journal Version),
||57Y; 57P; 68E; 68G
||Not available NTIS