Tail suspension test to evaluate the antidepressant activity of experimental drugs





Antidepressant, Tail suspension test


Tail suspension test (TST) is a common behavioral paradigm used to evaluate the antidepressant activity of experimental drugs. Like the forced swimming test, in this test the animals are set in an inescapable yet modestly distressing circumstance. In the tail suspension test, the extent of immobility is thought to be associated with the depressive-like condition of the animal and is significantly diminished by antidepressant drugs.

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Author Biography

Muhammad Aslam, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ziauddin University, Karachi 75600

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How to Cite

Aslam, M. “Tail Suspension Test to Evaluate the Antidepressant Activity of Experimental Drugs”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 11, no. 2, Mar. 2016, pp. 292-4, doi:10.3329/bjp.v11i2.26517.



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