Time-dependent effects of reserpine on retention of passive avoidance

Thomas J. Walsh, Tibor Palfai

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Reserpine produced amnesia for a one-trial passive avoidance task when given 2, 3, 4, 5 hr before but not when given 1, 8, 12, 24 hr or 30 min before, or immediately, 90 min or 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 24 hr following training. The results were discussed in terms of the reserpine effect on biogenic amines and their possible role in memory formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1978


  • Amnesia
  • Biogenic amines
  • Memory
  • Reserpine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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