research-paper | 30-November-2018
height of 22-24 cm so that the rat was forced to swim but could not escape the surface of the water. The procedure induces behavioral despair in rats when they fail to escape and leads to an immobilization posture, which is considered an indicator of behavioral depression. The total cutoff time in this procedure was 300 sec during which the total immobilization time for each rat was recorded in seconds.
Light/dark transition (LDT) test
Anxiogenic behavior was evaluated by the LDT test. The
Tuba Sharf1 Batool,
Rafat Ali Siddiqui,
Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Volume 79 , ISSUE 2, 169–183