Behavioral effects of penicillin in a test for anxiety in rats

A. V. Kaluev*, G. E. Samonina, I. P. Ashmarin

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The use of benzylpenicillin in a wide range of doses to test its influence on the behavior of rats in the elevated-plus maze revealed its activating effects on various behavioral parameters in doses between 10,000 and 150,000 U/kg, indicating that this penicillin exhibits a degree of anxiolytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-986
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • anxiety
  • behavior
  • benzylpenicillin


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