UNIT 11.2 Neurobehavioral Screening in Rodents
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Toxicology
How to Cite
Moser, V. C. 2001. Neurobehavioral Screening in Rodents. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 00:11.2:11.2.1–11.2.16.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: NOV 2000
Neurobehavioral evaluations are an important component of screening for neurotoxicological effects. A neurobehavioral test battery is chosen to assess a variety of endpoints, including autonomic, neuromuscular, sensory, and excitability functions. Such a battery includes observation of gait and posture, reactivity and arousal, gait and postural characteristics, involuntary/abnormal motor movements, clinical signs and manipulation of neurological reflexes and reactions and neuromuscular activity and postural reactions. Finally, the battery includes assessment of sensory responses.