Christopher Nemes

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The exploratory behaviour of laboratory rodents is of interest within a number of areas of behavioural pharmacology. However, how best to measure exploratory behaviour in rodents remains a contentious issue. Many unconditioned tests, such as the open field, potentially confound general locomotor activity with exploration. The hole-board apparatus appears to(More)
In modern blood gas analysis heparin is used for preventing coagulation in the syringe and the analyzer. If the amount of heparin added is too large the pH of the blood sample falls and so an artificial metabolic acidosis is induced. Consequently the amount of heparin used should be just enough to prevent blood coagulation without changing appreciably the(More)
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