Accession Number : AD0712396


Title :   EFFECTS OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL ENTEROTOXIN B ON COMPLEX OPERANT BEHAVIOR IN MONKEYS


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT ARLINGTON


Personal Author(s) : Jeter, Ronald D ; Hurst, Charles M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/712396.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1970


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : Four female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), weighing 4.31 to 5.45 kg., demonstrated significant performance decrements following gastric infusion of 20 micrograms per kilogram of staphylococcal enterotixin B on shock avoidance schedules (CA and DA) judged high activity, high concentration, and on positive reinforcement schedules (VISAC) and (DRL) judged medium activity, high concentration, and low activity, medium concentration, respectively. Results, obtained under a controlled atmosphere of 10,000 feet simulated altitude and 100 percent oxygen, indicated individual toxicological effects on behavior with avoidance schedules showing a stress level difference.


Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR , *TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS , BACTERIA , TOXICITY , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , STAPHYLOCOCCUS , MONKEYS , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , MOTOR REACTIONS , CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES , CONDITIONED RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Toxicology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE