Hyperactivity in the blind-anosmic female rat: Role of the pineal gland

Jeffrey W. Sackman, Russel J. Reiter

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Rendering female rats blind and anosmic increased locomotor activity and the defecation score in the open field running test. Pinealectomy or melatonin implants completely reversed the results for locomotor activity and partially reversed the results for defecation score.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1977


  • Blinding and anosmia
  • Melatonin
  • Open field running
  • Pineal gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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