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Title : Effect of the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor galanthamine on learning and memory in prolonged alcohol intake rat model of acetylcholine deficit - Iliev_1999_Methods.Find.Exp.Clin.Pharmacol_21_297
Author(s) : Iliev A , Traykov V , Prodanov D , Mantchev G , Yakimova K , Krushkov I , Boyadjieva N
Ref : Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol , 21 :297 , 1999
Abstract : Different cholinomimetics are used in conditions of CNS acetylcholine (ACh) deficit. In this study, we examined the effect of the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor galanthamine in a prolonged alcohol intake model of ACh deficit in male Wistar rats. After 16 weeks of alcohol intake and a 2-week pause, rats administered galanthamine (2.5 mg/kg/day i.p.) showed an improved speed of learning and short-term memory in the shuttle box test as compared to the saline-injected alcoholic group (p < 0.05). Four weeks later, significant improvement in the passive avoidance memory of alcoholic galanthamine-treated rats was noted in the eight-arm radial maze (14 day test duration) as compared to the saline-injected alcoholic group (p < 0.05). During the first week in the shuttle box test, the nonalcoholic galanthamine-treated animals exhibited significantly impaired performance as compared to the untreated nonalcoholic control, while four weeks later, in the eight-arm radial maze, both groups did not differ. Our results show that galanthamine improves the speed of learning, short-term memory and spatial orientation of rats in conditions of prolonged alcohol intake.
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