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Document ID (ISN)21442
CIS number 74-1423
ISSN - Serial title 0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stern P.
Title The effect of DDT on muscle dystrophy and its role in producing rest tremor.
Bibliographic information 1973, Vol.24, No.4, p.297-302. 38 ref.
Abstract Communication to the Swedish-Yugoslav symposium on pesticides (Milocer, Yugoslavia, 4-8 Dec. 1972), describing a number of animal experiments which were conducted to discover and study the mechanism of tremor provoked by DDT and to elaborate a model of such tremor for further research. The results show that DDT significantly improves muscular function in an experimental model of muscular dystrophy; further research into the pharmacological effects of DDT might lead to its wider use as a therapeutic agent.
Descriptors (primary) tremor; muscular dystrophy; pesticides; DDT
Descriptors (secondary) acetylcholinesterase; chemotherapy; animal experiments
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Diseases of the nervous system
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Halogenated hydrocarbons