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Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research


The 2e of the gold standard text in the field, Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research. The Diseases volume provides thorough reviews of naturally occurring diseases of nonhuman primates, with a section on biomedical models reviewing contemporary nonhuman primate models of human diseases. Each chapter contains an extensive list of bibliographic references, photographs, and graphic illustrations to provide the reader with a thorough review of the subject.


Researchers working with nonhuman primates and those dealing with laboratory animal husbandry; Veterinarians in private practice who work with nonhuman primates; Biologists and zoologists who wish to expand their knowledge of nonhuman primates.

Hardbound, 868 Pages

Published: March 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-381366-4


  • "This two-volume set builds on the
earlier volumes, updates and expands the material to include a more
international perspective on regulatory oversight, important model systems, and research areas where non-human primates play a pivotal role. High-resolution color images support the text. The first volume contains 19 contributions, beginning with a history and including discussion of laws and regulations and of non-human primate taxonomy, social behavior, reproduction and breeding, and housing, as well as clinical and surgical techniques, anesthesia, and safety. The second volume, on diseases, contains 18 contributions on the specifics of research pertaining to tuberculosis, parasitic diseases, malaria, atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity, nervous system disorders, and drug and alcohol addiction, among other topics."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2012, page 211


  • Volume 2: Diseases

    Viral Diseases

    Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

    Primates in Tuberculosis Research

    Parasitic Diseases

    Non-Human Primate Models for Human Malaria Research

    Neoplastic and Proliferative Disorders of Nonhuman Primates

    Hematopoietic, Cardiovascular, Lymphoid and Mononuclear Phagocyte Systems

    Nonhuman Primate Models of Atherosclerosis

    Respiratory Diseases

    Urogenital System

    Diseases of the Integument

    Digestive System

    Arthritis, Muscle, Adipose Tissue and Bone Diseases

    Nonhuman Primates in Diabetes and Obesity Research

    Nervous System Disorders and Models

    A Review of the Use of NHPs in Basic and Applied Research Focused on the Motor System

    Imaging in Nonhuman Primate Research

    Nonhuman Primates in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Research


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