Hyperactivity induced by triadimefon, a triazole fungicide*1

  • Fundamental and Applied Toxicology, April 1988, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/0272-0590(88)90292-8

Triadimefon Induces Hyperactivity

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Triadimefon is an agriculturally important triazole fungicide. The present experiments were conducted to characterize the effects of triadimefon on a measure of motor activity. Dosage-effect, time-effect, and the effects of repeated dosing (7 days) were determined following triadimefon exposure. Male Long Evans hooded rats, approximately 70 days old, received triadimefon po in 2.0 ml/kg corn oil. Motor activity testing was conducted for 1 hr in figure-eight mazes. For the dosage-effect determination, triadimefon (50–400 mg/kg) was administered 1 hr prior to testing. In the time-course study, triadimefon (200 mg/kg) was administered either 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, or 24 hr prior to testing. In the repeated dosing experiment animals received triadimefon (100 mg/kg) daily for 7 days and were tested 24 hr after the last exposure. Triadimefon produced significant hyperactivity following dosages of 100 and 200 mg/kg. This hyperactivity was rapid in both onset (0.5 hr) and recovery (8.0 hr). Repeated dosing with 100 mg/kg/day revealed no cumulative effects nor tolerance. These results indicate that triadimefon produces a transient hyperactivity at dosages 17 to 33% of the reported LD50.

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