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An analysis and critique of behavioral toxicology in the USSR.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-160, 1976 Dec; :1-130
Methodology used in the Soviet Union for determination of behavioral and neurophysiological effects of toxic agents is reviewed. The standard Soviet behavioral toxicology methods summarized were: olfactory sensation; eye or light sensitivity; electroencephalogram (EEG) unconditioned reflex; EEG conditioned reflex; EEG photic driving; optical chronaxy; general motor activity; chronaximetry; motor response latency; and motor operant conditioning. The authors state that use of these neurophysiological toxicity tests has resulted in the establishment of lower maximal allowable concentrations in the Soviet Union than those set in the United States.
NIOSH-Author; Analytical-methods; Toxins; Behavior; Electrophysiology; Exposure-limits
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-160; Contract-099-73-0060
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Mexico State University
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