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Tail Suspension Test

The tail-suspension test is a mouse behavioral test useful in the screening of potential antidepressant drugs, and assessing of other manipulations that are expected to affect depression related behaviors. The test is based on the fact that animals subjected to the short-term, inescapable stress of being suspended by their tail, will develop an immobile posture. Various antidepressant medications reverse the immobility and promote the occurrence of escape-related behavior.

The test system is same as forced swim test except the he cylinder is replaced with a suspension tap to hold the animal by tail.

AES-TST4: Four-Box Tail Suspension Test Station
LabState license: video global activity, four boxes
Hardware components:
1. One USB analog video grabber
2. One four-channel analog video splitter
3. Four cameras

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