FORCED SWIMMING TEST CYLINDERS

for screening anti-depressive effects

Description
Key features
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How to order

Description

The forced swimming test is a relatively simplistic and widely used model for testing depression. The forced-swimming paradigm was originally adopted by Porsolt et al. (1978). Naïve rats and mice forced to swim in a transparent cylinder (aversive and confined environment) innately fight to escape the apparatus. Following failed attempts to escape, they become immobile (i.e. float), a behavior generally considered as despair or “depressive-like”. Prior treatment with antidepressants decreases the time spent immobile and increases the latency to reach the first immobility episode.

We provide several different sized transparent cylinders for the forced swimming test. 

Specs

LE804 (D x H)

10 x 25 cm (4 x 10 in)

LE803 (D x H)

20 x 50 cm (8 x 20 in)

LE803L (D x H)

30 x 50 cm (12 x 20 in)

How to order

FST Cylinders

LE804

76-0471

760471

Small Cylinder with Base for FST Experiments

LE803

76-0472

760472

Medium Cylinder with Base for FST Experiments

LE803L

76-0494

760494

Large Cylinder with Base for FST Experiments

How to order

Please contact our local delegates or contact us directly for receiving a quote.

 

Key features

  • Standard transparent cylinder
  •  Available in customized sizes by special order

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