Table 7

A Mouse Motor and Sensory Scale {Parra2002}.

    Function

    0

    1

    2

    3


Motor

Activity (5 minutes open field)

No movement

Moves, no walls approached

1-2 walls approached

3-4 walls approached

Limb symmetry (suspended by tail)

Left forelimb, no movement

Minimal movement

Abnormal forelimb walk

Symmetrical extension

Climbing (on inverted metal mesh)

Fails to hold

Hold < 4 seconds

Holds, no displacement

Displaces across mesh

Balance

Falls < 2 seconds

Falls > 2 seconds

Holds, no displacement

Displaces across rod

Sensory

Proprioception (cotton tip to both sides of neck)

No reaction

Asymmetrical head turning

Symmetric head turning

Vibrissae (cotton tip to vibrissae)

No reaction

Asymmetrical head turning

Symmetric head turning

Visual (tip toward each eye)

No reaction

Unilateral blink

Bilateral blink

Olfactory (lemon juice on tip)

No sniffing

Brief sniff

Sniff > 2 seconds

Tactile (needle stick to palm)

No reaction

Delayed withdrawal

Immediate withdrawal


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

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