This model closely resembles the human disease. Pilocarpine is injected IP in divided doses, after pre-medication with lithium chloride and methyl-scopolamine. About 70% of the animals develop status epilepticus (SE) which is terminated after two hours with diazepam. Those animals will have chronic spontaneous seizures starting 4-8 weeks after SE.
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