متیل فنیدیت مزمن خوراکی ناشی از اختلال بعد از درمان در شناخت و حافظه فضایی در موشهای صحرایی بالغ
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|77348||2009||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||6418 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Volume 91, Issue 3, March 2009, Pages 218–225
Recent pre-clinical research has indicated that chronic treatment with methylphenidate (Ritalin®) in young animals can result in lasting and potentially detrimental alterations in brain function that can persist into adulthood. Chronic methylphenidate-induced neuronal alterations may result in behavior and cognitive deficits that include increases in behavioral responses and impairment in recognition memory. This study compared the cognitive consequences following chronic treatment with two doses (5 and 10 mg/kg) of methylphenidate on recognition and spatial memory in adult male Long-Evans rats using an established oral dosing procedure. The animals were then tested in the Object Recognition test at 14 days post treatment and the Object Placement test at 21 days post treatment. The results indicate that repeated exposure to oral methylphenidate impaired the performance of rats in these tests. The current findings add to recent research demonstrating negative consequences in rats pre-treated with methylphenidate, and extend previous findings to include deficits in spatial recognition memory.