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Table 1 The neurological evaluation of the lower extremity motor function

From: Region-specific sensitivity of the spinal cord to ischemia/reperfusion: the dynamic of changes in catalytic NOS activity

Degree of neurological impairment (grade 0–4) Control (n = 7) 13′IS/24 h R (n = 7) 15′IS/24 h R (n = 7) 17′IS/24 h R (n = 7)
0, Paraplegic with no lower extremity motor function
1, Poor lower extremity motor function 1 1
2, Some lower extremity motor function 2 3
3, Ability to draw legs under body 4 3 3
4, Normal motor function 7 3 1
  1. The degree of neurological impairment was evaluated at the end of the reperfusion period and graded according to Tarlov’s criteria (grades 0–4). Seven animals (n = 7) were evaluated in each experimental group
  2. IS ischemia, R reperfusion