The effect of 4 weeks' treatment with lithium chloride on the central and peripheral nervous system of Wistar albino rats was studied. Normal activity values of some brain enzymes related to energy transduction (LDH, MDH, COX, NADH-ccRT) and neurotransmission (ACHe), evaluated both in the homogenate in toto and in the crude mitochondrial fraction, were obtained. Fine changes in mitochondrial organelles and nerve processes of neurocytes were ultrastructurally observed. The peripheral nerve studies revealed in some treated rats a slight motor nerve conduction velocity impairment by electrophysiological methods, but no significant alterations in the sciatic nerve specimens examined by electron microscopy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
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