The effect of γ-BHC and other insecticides on ACh levels in the cockroach.

@inproceedings{Waller1961TheEO,
  title={The effect of γ-BHC and other insecticides on ACh levels in the cockroach.},
  author={John Bryan Waller and Samuel E. Lewis},
  year={1961}
}
Abstract Acetylcholine (ACh) levels have been measured in thoraces from cockroaches ( Periplaneta americana ) brought to the late stage of prostration by treatment with γ-BHC, DDT, aldrin, or pyrethrum. γ-BHC was found to produce the largest increase in ACh. In insects poisoned with γ-BHC the ACh content of the whole thorax is increased by about 300 per cent and that of the excised thoracic nerve cord by about 80 per cent. Two possible explanations are suggested for this discrepancy: (1) ACh is… CONTINUE READING

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