Accession Number : AD0728432

Title :   The Behavioral Basis of Action of Tranquilizers,

Corporate Author : WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIV KALAMAZOO

Personal Author(s) : Hutchinson,Ronald R. ; Emley,Grace S.

Report Date : 29 JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The discovery that a single dose of chlorpromazine to an individual subject can produce opposite influences on two distinctly different types of behavior occurring at different times and places is reported. The findings suggest the general principle that the behavioral effect of tranquilizer agents is to shift an organism's response tendency from post-event aggressivity toward pre-event anticipatory and orienting motor reactions, the necessary precursors of rewarded performance. It is probable that the therapeutic efficacy of the 'tranquilizer' is the result of such a process.

Descriptors :   (*TRANQUILIZERS, *BEHAVIOR), (*CHLORPROMAZINE, BEHAVIOR), DRUGS, PHARMACOLOGY, EMOTIONS

Subject Categories : Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE