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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2016; 7(1): 59-66

To Establish The Involvement Of Central Dopaminergic And Serotonergic Mechanism Of Ginger-Juice On Amphetamine And Lithium Treated Rat

S.S.Prasad*, Chaitali Shah**, Anupama Desai**, S.K.Vajpeyee***, V.H. Bhavsar***.

Background & Objective: To establish the involvement of central dopaminergic and serotonergic mechanismof ginger-juice (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROSCOE) CNS parameters in rat. Methodology: (A) Albino rats (n=6-12) were administered G.J at two doses (2ml & 4 ml/rat, p.o) as single administration and chronic treatment over period of 30 days. Following this assessment was done. Effect of treatment with G.J acutely and chronically (30days) administered, was assessed. Parameters used during assessment were total acidity, gastric volume & pH and ulcer index ‘UI’(acute and chronic). Results & Conclusion: Ginger administered itself did not affect loco motor activity as well as amphetamine-induced enhancement of loco motor activity.Lithium induced head twitches were enhanced after chronic administration indicating enhanced serotonergic system in the central nervous system. [Prasad S NJIRM 2016; 7(1):59-66]

Key words: Ginger-juice, Amphetamine,Lithium, Locomotor, static activity, analgesic.

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