A new, reliable lower-body nociception device for unrestrained animals yields data comparable to a new portable version of the face-rub test

Joel P Rosenfeld*, David Gribben

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Abstract

A novel lower body heating device is described for use in lower body analgesiometry with freely-moving, small animals. It consists of a resistor in contact with a hindlimb. The defensive biting response to heat shows reliable dose-response effects with morphine which compare well with our similar upper body device (Rosenfeld et al. 1978). Issues dealing with upper versus lower body nociception effects may be tested with the new device set described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

Keywords

  • Biting
  • Face-rub test
  • Nociception device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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