African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2225

Full Length Research Paper

Single and repeated exposure to methamphetamine induces altered sexual behavior in male sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna Lesueur) (Pisces)

Amir Ghazilou1* and Shabnam Ghazilou2
1Faculty of Biological Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. 2Department of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 September 2011
  •  Published: 08 October 2011

Abstract

In order to evaluate the effects of methamphetamine on sexual behavior of fish, saltwater-acclimatized male sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna L. (Pisces) adults were exposed to 0.1, 0.5, 1 mg/L methamphetamine (MA) concentrations and were observed for alterations in sexual behavior at 2nd, 5th or 7th exposure days. The overall changes displayed by the subjected fish included different acute and chronic responses.

 

Key words: Methamphetamine (N,α-dimethylphenethylamine), fish, sexual behavior, male.