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Galnon is a drug which acts as a selective, non-peptide agonist at the galanin receptors GALR.[1][2] It has anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, anorectic and amnestic effects in animal studies.[3][4][5][6][7]


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  2. ^ Sollenberg U, Bartfai T, Langel U (June 2005). "Galnon--a low-molecular weight ligand of the galanin receptors". Neuropeptides. 39 (3): 161–3. doi:10.1016/j.npep.2004.12.019. PMID 15944006.
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  4. ^ Badie-Mahdavi H, Behrens MM, Rebek J, Bartfai T (June 2005). "Effect of galnon on induction of long-term potentiation in dentate gyrus of C57BL/6 mice". Neuropeptides. 39 (3): 249–51. doi:10.1016/j.npep.2004.12.010. PMID 15944018.
  5. ^ Rajarao SJ, Platt B, Sukoff SJ, Lin Q, Bender CN, Nieuwenhuijsen BW, Ring RH, Schechter LE, Rosenzweig-Lipson S, Beyer CE (October 2007). "Anxiolytic-like activity of the non-selective galanin receptor agonist, galnon". Neuropeptides. 41 (5): 307–20. doi:10.1016/j.npep.2007.05.001. PMID 17637475.
  6. ^ Kozlovsky N, Matar MA, Kaplan Z, Zohar J, Cohen H (March 2009). "The role of the galaninergic system in modulating stress-related responses in an animal model of posttraumatic stress disorder". Biological Psychiatry. 65 (5): 383–91. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.10.034. PMID 19095221.
  7. ^ Narasimhaiah R, Kamens HM, Picciotto MR (May 2009). "Effects of galanin on cocaine-mediated conditioned place preference and ERK signaling in mice". Psychopharmacology. 204 (1): 95–102. doi:10.1007/s00213-008-1438-7. PMC 2872184. PMID 19099295.