Mariana D. Guarda's research while affiliated with Universidade Federal de São Paulo and other places

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Catalepsy - an immobile state in which individuals fail to change imposed postures - can be induced by haloperidol. In rats, the pattern of haloperidol-induced catalepsy is very similar to that observed in Parkinson's disease (PD). As some PD symptoms seem to depend on the patient's emotional state, and as anxiety disorders are common in PD, it is...


... The apparatus and testing procedures used for the catalepsy test have been described in detail elsewhere (Colombo et al., 2013;Barroca et al., 2019;Waku et al., 2022). Briefly, a horizontal acrylic bar (30 cm in length and 1 cm in diameter) was positioned 8 cm above the floor of a standard polypropylene box (40 × 33 × 26 cm). ...