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