The Mongolian gerbil in experimental epilepsy

@article{Bertorelli2005TheMG,
  title={The Mongolian gerbil in experimental epilepsy},
  author={Rosalia Bertorelli and Marina Adami and Ennio Ongini},
  journal={The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={101-106}
}
The Mongolian gerbil is recognized as a suitable experimental model for studying epileptiform seizures. About 10–20% of the gerbils provided by animal breeders show convulsions when placed in a new laboratory environment or handled for drug administration. In this review, the usefulness of the gerbil is critically evaluated on the basis of the literature available and our experience. Since gerbils often react with seizures in response to external stimuli we utilized a blast of compressed air… Expand
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