Table 2

Reproducibility of the brain dissection procedure

GroupPCFCHYSPSAHI
Females, 0.2 mg/kg412  ± 19.9165  ± 12.449  ± 4.384  ± 2.786  ± 3.8139  ± 4.9
Males, 0.2 mg/kg432  ± 14.0195  ± 12.047  ± 3.887  ± 3.488  ± 5.3140  ± 5.8
Females, 1.0 mg/kg452  ± 20.9203  ± 13.941  ± 2.981  ± 4.484  ± 5.2152  ± 6.0
Males, 1.0 mg/kg435  ± 20.4210  ± 28.551  ± 7.8102  ± 11.788  ± 15.6134  ± 7.1

The mean weight ± S.E.M. (mg) for six different brain regions after dissection. The dissection procedure was modified from Glowinski and Iversen (1966). There were no statistically significant differences between the groups with regard to brain region weight.

  • PC, parietal cortex; FC, frontal cortex; HY, hypothalamus; SP, striatum posterior; SA, striatum anterior; HI, hippocampus.