Grooming is anormal trait of rat's behaviour which serves different physiological and ethological functions. It has been hypothesized that grooming reflects a state of stress of the animal and antagonized by dopamine D1 agonist. We examined the effects of the selective D2 agonist B-HTt 920 on grooming behaviour. Our results show that B-HT 920 exerts an inhibitory effect of induced-grooming in rats.
THE D2 AGONIST B-HT 920 POTENTLY ANTAGONIZES RAT GROOMING / Ferrari, Francesca; F., Pelloni; Giuliani, Daniela. - In: PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 1043-6618. - STAMPA. - 25:(1992), pp. 29.-30.