Microwave radiation and chlordiazepoxide: synergistic effects on fixed-interval behavior

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Science  30 Mar 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4387, pp. 1357-1358
DOI: 10.1126/science.424759


In the presence of low-intensity pulsed microwave radiation, at an average power density of 1 milliwatt per square centimeter, the response-rate-increasing effects of chlordiazepoxide were potentiated in rats. The behavioral effects of a drug can be modified by brief exposure to a low-level microwave field even when the radiation level alone has no apparent effects on the behavior.