The nootropic drug oxiracetam and the anticholinergic agent scopolamine were tested, alone or in combination, on shuttle-box avoidance acquisition and locomotor activity in mice of the CD-1 strain. Both drugs, given separately, slightly but significantly enhanced avoidance performance, but only scopolamine increased locomotor activity. Combinations of the 2 drugs, in some instances, enhanced avoidance performance more than drugs given separately, but the disinhibitory property of scopolamine makes it difficult to understand the role played by cholinergic mechanisms in these effects.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
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