PG physiology at colinst.com
Tue Oct 1 08:32:39 EST 1996

Tail flick apparatus is an analgesia meter and is helpful in determining pain sensitivity
accurately and reproducibly in rats and mice. The instrument has a shutter controlled
lamp as a heat source. Activation of an intense light beam to the tail through opening
the shutter results in a discomfort at some point when the animal will flick its tail out of
the beam. The photo detector detects the tail motion. The total time elapsed between
hutter opening and animal's reaction is displayed on an easily read display. Data can
be printed directly or may be collected via RS-232 port. If you are interested in using
this device for your research, please provide your street address. I will be happy to
send you more information about Tail Flick apparatus.


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