The Mongolian gerbil in experimental epilepsy

  title={The Mongolian gerbil in experimental epilepsy},
  author={R. Bertorelli and M. Adami and E. Ongini},
  journal={The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences},
  • R. Bertorelli, M. Adami, E. Ongini
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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