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Neurodevelopmental Reflex Testing in Neonatal Rat Pups

DOI :

10.3791/55261-v

April 24th, 2017

April 24th, 2017

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1Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Behavioral testing is the gold standard for determining outcomes following brain injury, and can identify the presence of developmental disabilities in infants and children. Neurodevelopmental reflexes are an early indicator of these abnormalities. A host of easily accomplished developmental reflex tests in the neonatal rodent were developed and described here.

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