.Intracerebroventricular myo-inositol antagonizes lithium-induced suppression of rearing behavior in rats Academic Article uri icon


  • Several biological effects of lithium have been reversed by in vitro myo-inositol. To determine if intracerebroventricular myo-inositol would reverse behavioural effects of lithium, rats were injected with 5 meq/kg lithium choloride or sodium chloride and injected intracranially with myo-inositol (10 mg) or artificial CSF 24 h and 15 min prior to measurement of activity in an automated activity monitor. Myo-inositol alone had no significant effect on behaviour, but significantly reversed suppression of rearing activity by lithium.

publication date

  • November 26, 1990