Circadian Rhythms in the Central Cholinergic System in Aging Animals

  • Chandra Mohan
  • E. Radha
Part of the Advances in experimental medicine and biology book series (AEMB, volume 108)


A number of changes in cyclically varying parameters during aging have been reported. These have included phase shifts in the diurnal distribution of spontaneous locomotor activity of rats (Mohan, 1975), mitotic index in the rat ear epithelium (Bullough, 1949), body temperature (Yunnis et al., 1974), urinary excretion of catecholamines (Descovich et al., 1974), eosinophil count (Halberg et al., 1955) and several other physiological parameters (Scheving et al., 1974).


Circadian Rhythm Superior Colliculus Activity Rhythm Acetylcholinesterase Activity Hardenian Gland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandra Mohan
    • 1
  • E. Radha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyBangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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