Table 2

Behavior Score for Rats with SAH Adapted From Katz, et al.{Katz1995}

    Scale

    Points


General behavioral deficit

Consciousness

Explore spontaneously

0

No attempt (comatose)

20

Respirations

Normal

0

Abnormal

20

Cranial nerve reflexes

Olfactory (sniffing food)

Present

0

Absent

4

Vision (follows hand)

Present

0

Absent

4

Corneal reflex

Present

0

Absent

4

Whisker (movement)

Present

0

Absent

4

Hearing (turning to clapped hands)

Present

0

Absent

4

Motor deficit

Legs/tail movement

Normal

0

Stiff

5

Paralyzed

10

Sensory deficit

Legs/tail (on pinching)

Present

0

Absent

10

Coordination

Beam walking (1.5 cm)

Present

0

Absent

5

Placing test

Present

0

Absent

5

Righting reflex

Present

0

Absent

5

Stopping at edge of table

Present

0

Absent

5

Total

100


Jeon et al. BMC Neuroscience 2009 10:103   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-10-103

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