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Current Psychopharmacology


ISSN (Print): 2211-5560
ISSN (Online): 2211-5579

Research Article

Pharmacological Studies on Protective Effect of Ferulic Acid in Monosodium Glutamate Induced Anxiety and Motor Incoordination

Author(s): Kaur Sandeep, Singh Rajmeet* and Arora Poonam

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2018

Page: [208 - 214] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1573400514666180704104717

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effect of ferulic acid in monosodium glutamate-induced anxiety and motor incoordination.

Method: Laca BALB/c mice of either sex were treated intraperitoneally with test drug:Ferulic acid (100 & 200 mg/kg), inducer: Monosodium glutamate (100mg/kg) along with Diazepam (2 mg/kg) intraperitoneally as a standard anxiolytic drug and then exposed to Elevated plus maze, Hole board and Mirror chamber models.

Results: The test drug shows a significant reduction in motor activity and enhances the open arm exploratory time in elevated plus maze model. This drug increases the number of head dips in hole board model. It also enhances the number of entries and time spent in the mirror chamber. All of the changes were highly significant.

Conclusion: The present study concludes that Ferulic acid shows significant anxiolytic activity at the dose of 100 and 200 mg/kg against monosodium glutamate-induced anxiety and motor incoordination.

Keywords: Ferulic acid (FA), anxiolytic, motor incoordination, Monosodium glutamate (MSG), diazepam, elevated plus maze etc.

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