Accession Number : ADA114938
Title : An Apparatus for the Measurement of Pulmonary Function in Unanesthetized Small Animals.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 79-Jun 80,
Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD CHEMICAL SYSTEMS LAB
Personal Author(s) : Farrand,R L
PDF Url : ADA114938
Report Date : Apr 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : Because of public and political opinion, rising costs, and regulations, the use of some types of laboratory animals has been limited. As a result, small mammals - in particular, white rats - have become an acceptable alternative to canines for use in toxicological testing. In this report, a method is described by which unanesthetized and comfortably restrained rats are exposed by inhalation to yield fairly complete pulmonary information.
Descriptors : *Laboratory equipment, *Laboratory animals, *Rats, Guinea pigs, Pulmonary function, Respiratory system, Pressure transducers, Test methods, Calibration, Plethysmography, Exposure(Physiology), Inhalation
Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
Anatomy and Physiology
Medicine and Medical Research
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE