Lithium does not prevent ECS-induced decreases in β-adrenergic receptors

B. Birmaher, B. Lerer, R. H. Belmaker

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Electroconvulsive shock (ECS) reduces the number of rat cortical β-adrenergic receptors. Lithium has been reported in several systems to prevent receptor changes induced by other agents. However, the present experiment reports that chronic lithium does not prevent the reduction in dihydroalprenolol binding induced by ten daily ECS treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic treatment
  • Depression
  • Electroconvulsive shock
  • Lithium
  • Rat
  • β-Adrenergic receptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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