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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.113, No.9, p.521–524, 2012

Title: The 50 Hz (10 mT) sinusoidal magnetic field: effects on stress-related behavior of rats
Author: M. A. Korpinar, M. T. Kalkan, H. Tuncel


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the behavioral changes induced by 50 Hz, 10 mT flux density Sinusoidal Magnetic Field (MF).
Material and methods: Seventy-six young adult male Wistar albino rats were used in the study.

They were separated into two groups: control group (C) n=38; MF group n=38. C animals were left under the same conditions with the MF group for 21 days but with prevented or avoided exposure to MF.

Anxiety and stress-related behavioral changes were investigated by elevated plus-maze and hole-board systems. Just before being tested in the maze, each animal was tested by means of the hole-board method in order to separate the directed exploration behavior and locomotion activity changes from anxiety-related behavior.
Results: In the hole-board system parameters there were no statistically significant differences between the two groups.

There was a statistically significant difference between MF and C groups when the ratio of time spent on open arms to the total time spent on all arms was evaluated (0.12±0.08 and 0.34±0.18 respectively and p <0.01).

Conclusion: Our results suggest that after 21 days, a continuous exposure to extremely low frequency of magnetic field (50 Hz, 10 mT) has no significant effect on activity and exploration activity but significantly induces stress and anxiety-related behavior in rats (Tab. 2, Fig. 9, Ref. 19).

Keywords: magnetic field, anxiety, elevated plus-maze, hole board, stress, behavior, rat.
Year: 2012, Volume: 113, Issue: 9 Page From: 521, Page To: 524

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