Forced Swimming Test Cylinders (Panlab)

Forced Swimming Test Cylinders (Panlab)

Forced Swimming Test Cylinders for screening anti-depressive effects. We provide several different sized transparent cylinders for the forced swimming test.

  • Standard transparent cylinder
  • Available in customized sizes by special order

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
76-0471 Small Cylinder with Base for FST Experiments
76-0472 Medium Cylinder with Base for FST Experiments
76-0494 Large Cylinder with Base for FST Experiments
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The forced swimming test is a relatively simplistic and widely used model for testing depression. The forced-swimming paradigm was originally adopted by Porsolt et al. (1978). Naïve rats and mice forced to swim in a transparent cylinder (aversive and confined environment) innately fight to escape the apparatus. Following failed attempts to escape, they become immobile (i.e. float), a behavior generally considered as despair or “depressive-like”. Prior treatment with antidepressants decreases the time spent immobile and increases the latency to reach the first immobility episode.

We provide several different sized transparent cylinders for the forced swimming test.

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