Accession Number : AD0786518

Title :   Development of an Efficient Test System for Assessing Behavioral Effects of Exposure to Chemical Compounds.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Nov 72-Nov 73,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Smith,William M. , Jr

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A modified shuttlebox avoidance procedure was tested and found to be more efficient than standard procedures for rapid screening of compounds for behavioral toxicity. The technique is useful for establishing dose-effect curves with compounds on which no behavioral data are available. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Behavior, *Chemical compounds, Toxicology, Exposure(Physiology), Dosage, Rats, Laboratory animals, Experimental data, Bioassay, Test methods, Central nervous system, Psychophysiology

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE