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Table 1 Motor function assessed by the rotating pole test before and after photothrombosis at days 2, 7 and 14

From: Triiodothyronine modulates neuronal plasticity mechanisms to enhance functional outcome after stroke

Score Criteria
0 animal falls off immediately upon entry onto the pole
1 animal remains embraced to the pole unable to cross and eventually falls off the pole
2 animal falls off during crossing or if the hindlimbs do not contribute to forward movement
3 animal crosses the pole while continuously slipping with the forelimbs or hindlimbs
4 animal crosses pole with > 3 ft slips
5 animal traverses the pole with 1–3 ft slips
6 animal crosses the pole without any foot slips