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Brain Res. 1988 Apr 1;467(2):295-7.

Age-related differences in seizure susceptibility to flurothyl.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461.


The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the susceptibility to seizures induced by inhalation of flurothyl ether (FE) varies with age. Adult rats and 16-day-old rat pups were tested in different sized chambers to also determine whether the size of the FE-test chamber influences seizure thresholds. Results indicate that pups developed age-specific seizure patterns; their seizure latency thresholds were shorter than those of adult animals. For both age-groups, seizure thresholds varied as a function of chamber size; the smaller the chamber the faster seizures occurred.

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