Accession Number:

AD0617897

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ORALLY EFFECTIVE INSECT REPELLENT

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. for 1 Aug-31 Oct 1962

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Until recently mosquito repellents have been evaluated mainly on humans utilizing subjective criteria. However, human bioassay virtually excludes testing of internally administered compounds as well as testing of many subjects. If new compounds are to be studied as surface or as internally administered repellents, the tests must be conducted on suitable laboratory animals. The objective of the current phase of the program was to develop a screening method for mosquito repellency by using mice. The method developed was tested with commercially available repellents and was found to be a reliable screening technique.

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE