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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119--125

Effect of L-dopa on copulatory behaviour in rats

BV Venkataraman1, Joseph Thangam2 
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. The effect of L-dopa on copulatory behaviour was studied in sexually receptive female rats and sexually trained male rats. L-dopa 100 mg/Kg inhibited the copulatory behaviour in female rats. They showed rejections and exhibited no lordosis when males attempted to mount. The same animals on treatment with normal saline a week earlier or later accepted the males without any rejection and showed different grades of lordosis as an index of acceptance. Haloperidol 75 ęg/rat given prior to L-dopa reversed the inhibition of female copulatory behaviour produced by L-dopa. L-dopa 100 mg/kg did not alter the male copulatory behaviour either in normal copulators or sexually sluggish males.


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Venkataraman B V, Thangam J. Effect of L-dopa on copulatory behaviour in rats.Indian J Pharmacol 1979;11:119-125


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Venkataraman B V, Thangam J. Effect of L-dopa on copulatory behaviour in rats. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 1979 [cited 2022 Dec 3 ];11:119-125
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