Prenatal alcohol exposure attenuates pentylenetetrazol-induced convulsions in rats

Ernest L. Abel, Robert F Berman, Michael W. Church

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Abstract

Female rats prenatally exposed to alcohol were tested at 35 days of age for susceptibility to pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced convulsions. There was a significant dose-response effect of PTZ. Contrary to expectations, alcohol-exposed females were slightly but still significantly less convulsion-prone than pair-fed controls. These results suggest prenatal alcohol exposure reduces the susceptibility to convulsions in rats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalAlcohol
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Convulsions
  • Pentylenetetrazol
  • Prenatal alcohol
  • Rats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Toxicology
  • Health(social science)

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Prenatal alcohol exposure attenuates pentylenetetrazol-induced convulsions in rats. / Abel, Ernest L.; Berman, Robert F; Church, Michael W.

In: Alcohol, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1993, p. 155-157.

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Abel, Ernest L. ; Berman, Robert F ; Church, Michael W. / Prenatal alcohol exposure attenuates pentylenetetrazol-induced convulsions in rats. In: Alcohol. 1993 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 155-157.
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