Effects of water immersion stress on convulsions induced by pentylenetetrazol

Ernest L. Abel, Robert F Berman

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Increasing durations of water immersion stress were associated with increased serum corticosterone levels, decreased severity of pentylenetetrazol-induced convulsions, and increased latencies to convulse in rats. The results were interpreted in terms of the effects of stress and pentylenetetrazol's actions on GABAergic mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-825
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Convulsions
  • Pentylenetetrazol
  • Rat
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology


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