Effect Of Acute Gamma Irradiation On The Behavioral Parameters In White Mice
Keywords:Gamma Irradiation, White Mice Behavior, Open Field Test
High doses of ionizing radiation exposure have been shown to induce impairments in the limbic system. As hippocampal abnormalities have been linked to an impairment of behavioral functions, the present work aimed to investigate whether exposure to 5Gy of ionizing radiation can develop behavioral deficits in adult mice. White mice (Mus musculus) were irradiated with 137Cs. Experimental animals were tested in an open field maze over a period of 30 days after irradiation. A study of open-field parameters revealed that gamma irradiation can be considered a radiobiological factor inducing anxiety and emotionality in mice.