Lithium effects on selected circadian rhythms in rats

D. L. McEachron, D. F. Kripke, F. R. Sharp, A. J. Lewy, D. E. McClellan

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Treating rats with lithium results in clear phase-delays in certain circadian rhythms but has no effect upon other rhythms. Phase-delays can be seen in running-wheel activity rhythms but under certain conditions, phase changes are not noted in SCN 2-DG uptake or pineal melatonin rhythms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research Bulletin
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1985


  • Activity
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Lithium
  • Melatonin
  • Pineal
  • Suprachiasmatic nuclei

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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    McEachron, D. L., Kripke, D. F., Sharp, F. R., Lewy, A. J., & McClellan, D. E. (1985). Lithium effects on selected circadian rhythms in rats. Brain Research Bulletin, 15(3), 347-350.