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Table 1 Timeline of experimental procedures in series 1 and 2

From: Beneficial effects of xenon inhalation on behavioral changes in a valproic acid-induced model of autism in rats

pndSeries ISeries II
0Day of birth
6–11No treatmentVPA (150 mg/kg)
12VPA (150 mg/kg), adaptation in Xe/air-exposure chamber
13Xe/air inhalation followed by negative geotaxis test
17Xe/air inhalation followed by gait test
20Acclimation to Xe/air-exposure chamber 
21Xe/air inhalation followed by open field test
25Xe/air inhalation followed by elevated plus maze
28 Xe/air inhalation followed by test for social novelty
32 Xe/air inhalation followed by social play behavior test
35Xe/air inhalation followed by forced swim test
40Elevated O-maze