Suppression of haloperidol-induced oral dyskinesias in rats by vigabatrin Academic Article uri icon


  • Acute and chronic administration of vigabatrin, a selective inactivator of GABA-T, suppresses haloperidol-induced dyskinesias at low doses without preventing the enhancement of striatal dopamine D2 receptor density or the development of vacuous chewing movements. The long-term administration of vigabatrin does not attenuate its effect. The observations presented in this work support the GABA hypothesis of haloperidol-induced vacuous chewing behavior in rats, and suggest that vigabatrin is an appropriate means to enhance nigral GABAergic activity.

publication date

  • February 1995