The effect of DDT and of physically induced prostration on acetylcholine levels in the cockroach

@inproceedings{Lewis1960TheEO,
  title={The effect of DDT and of physically induced prostration on acetylcholine levels in the cockroach},
  author={Samuel E. Lewis and John Bryan Waller and Kenneth S. Fowler},
  year={1960}
}
Abstract Acetylcholine (ACh) levels in abdominal nerve cords and thoraces of cockroaches ( Periplaneta americana ) have been measured at three stages of DDT poisoning. In the cords the ACh content, already increased at early prostration, is trebled at the late prostrate stage. In the thorax the ACh level rises even before the insect is prostrate, and has risen by 300 per cent at the late prostrate stage. Insects brought to a similar stage of prostration by physical exhaustion, or by desiccation… CONTINUE READING