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Table 1 Modified Neurological Severity Score Test (mSCC) (modified from Chen et al, 2001).

From: Histological and ultrastructural comparison of cauterization and thrombosis stroke models in immune-deficient mice

Raising rat by tail (normal = 0; maximum = 3) (3)
   Flexion of forelimb 1
   Flexion of hindlimb 1
   Head moved > 10° to vertical axis within 30 s 1
Placing rat on floor (normal = 0; maximum = 3) (3)
   Normal walk 0
   Inability to walk straight 1
   Circling toward the paretic side 2
   Falls down to paretic side 3
Beam balance test (normal = 0; maximum = 3) (6)
   Balances with steady figure (>60 s) 0
   Grasps side of the beam 1
   Hugs beam and 1 limb falls down from beam 2
   Hugs beam and 2 limbs falls down from beam, or spins on beam (>30 s) 3
   Attempts to balance on beam but falls off (>20 s) 5
   Attempts to balance on beam but falls off (>10 s) 6
   Falls off, no attempt to balance or hang on the beam (<10 s)  
Reflex absence and abnormal movements (normal = 0; maximum = 2) (2)
   Pinna reflex (head shaken when meatus is touched) 1
   Corneal reflex (eye blink when cornea is lightly touched with cotton) 1
Maximum Points 14