d-Tubocurarine Chloride: Effect on Insects

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Science  08 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3719, pp. 225-226
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3719.225


Injection of d-tubocurarine chloride into certain insects produces complete flaccid paralysis. The site of injection is closely related to the region of primary paralysis. The effect depends on concentration, with distinct differences in the optimum concentrations for various species so far tested. A dose-response curve has been prepared for Calliphora erythrocephala.