Assessment of neurotoxicity following repeated cremophor/ethanol injections in rats

Neurotox Res. 2001 Jul;3(3):301-6. doi: 10.1007/BF03033269.


As the mixture cremophor/ethanol is known to have side-effects affecting the peripheral nervous system, we have assessed its behavioural and morphological neurotoxicity after repeated intraperitoneal injections in male Sprague Dawley rats. Clinical status of the animals was good throughout the experiment and no motor deficits were observed. Nevertheless, sensory testing demonstrated an hyperalgesia and an allodynia to mechanical stimuli, associated to peripheral axon degeneration.