A study of startle and locomotor activity in rats exposed prenatally to methylmercury.


The permanence of developmental abnormalities from prenatal methylmercuric chloride (MMC) was examined in the offspring of Sprague-Dawley rats exposed on Days 6-15 of gestation to 0.00, 0.25, 1.25, 2.50, or 5.0 mg/kg MMC. The effects of MMC on reproduction and early physical development were examined together with tests of negative geotaxis, righting… (More)


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