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Table 1 The components of the mNSS

From: Alpinia oxyphylla Miq extract reduces cerebral infarction by downregulating JNK-mediated TLR4/T3JAM- and ASK1-related inflammatory signaling in the acute phase of transient focal cerebral ischemia in rats

Tests Scores
Motor tests
 Raising rat by tail  
  Forelimb flexion 1
  Hindlimb flexion 1
  Head moves more than 10 degree from the vertical axis 1
 Placing rat on floor  
  Walking in a straight line 0
  Walking toward the paretic side 1
  Circling toward the paretic side 2
  Falls down on the contralateral or ipsilateral side 3
Sensory tests
 Placing test  
  No forelimb placing response after vibrissae stimulation 1
  Proprioceptive test  
 No forelimb resistance after pushing paws against the table edge 1
Beam balance tests
 Normal walking on the beam 0
 Grasps side of the beam 1
 Hugs the beam and the paretic forelimb falls down from the beam 2
Hugs the beam and the paretic forelimb and hindlimb fall down from the beam 3
 Attempts to balance on the beam but falls off (more than 40 s) 4
 Attempts to balance on the beam but falls off (the duration between 20 and 40 s) 5
 Falls off immediately 6
Reflex absence and abnormal movement
 Lack of pinna reflex (examined using a cotton swab into the ear canal) 1
 Lack of corneal reflex (examined using a cotton swab lightly touching the cornea) 1
 Lack of startle reflex (examined using a loud hand clap) 1
Seizure, myoclonus, or myodystony 1