Age-related memory deficits in rats and mice: Enhancement with peripheral injections of epinephrine

Debra B. Sternberg, Joe L. Martinez, Paul Ernest Gold, James L. McGaugh

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Epinephrine peripherally administered to rats and mice immediately following avoidance and/or appetitive training enhances later memory retention in both young and old animals. These findings suggest a possible involvement of peripheral adrenergic systems in memory dysfunctions which accompany aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalBehavioral and Neural Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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