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Audiogenic seizures are convulsions brought about by prolonged exposure to high frequency sound [1], particularly in small mammals such as rodents and rabbits.

Genetic factorsEdit

Audiogenic mice are knockout mice used in the study of seizures.


See alsoEdit


  1. Reber, A.S. & Reber E.S.(2001). The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology. Penguin:London
  2. Anlezark, Gill; Horton, Roger W.; Meldrum, Brian S.; Sawaya, M. Christina B. (1976). Anticonvulsant action of ethanolamine-O-sulfate and di-n-propylacetate and the metabolism of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in mice with audiogenic seizures. Biochemical Pharmacology 25 (4): 413–417.

Further readingEdit

  • Skradski SL, Clark AM, Jiang H, et al. (2001). A novel gene causing a mendelian audiogenic mouse epilepsy.. Neuron 31 (4): 537-44.

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