EFFECTS OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL ENTEROTOXIN B ON COMPLEX OPERANT BEHAVIOR IN MONKEYS
TEXAS UNIV AT ARLINGTON
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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.