Memory storage impairment or retrieval failure: Pharmacologically distinguishable processes

Thomas J. Walsh, Tibor Palfai

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The effects of reserpine and syrosingopine on retention of a passive avoidance task in mice were investigated. Following repeated exposure to the training apparatus, the amnesia induced with syrosingopine could be reversed, the amnesia induced with reserpine could not. The amnesia produced by these agents was still evident 35 days following training. The results were discussed in terms of the effects of these drugs on memory consolidation and/or retrieval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1979


  • Amnesia
  • Consolidation
  • Memory
  • Rauwolfia alkaloids
  • Retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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