Methods of Animal Experimentation

Methods of Animal Experimentation

Environment and The Special Senses

1st Edition - October 28, 1973

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  • Editor: William Gay
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152259

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Methods of Animal Experimentation, Volume IV focuses on research problems related to animal experimentation, including aging, nutrition, and environmental studies. It summarizes therapeutic implications of animal experimentation methods to human application. Chapter 1 presents an introduction to inhalation chambers including discussions of the types of inhalation tests, inhalation equipment and technology, methods of generation and measurement of contaminants, and some of the specialized techniques available for the pulmonary exposure of animals. Chapter 2 provides practical information about methods and the auditory abilities of animals. Chapter 3 outlines some basic properties of the vertebrate olfactory systems and summarizes selected experimental methods and findings in olfactory research. The concluding chapter describes the use of vertebrate laboratory animals in gustatory research, including some procedures unique to taste research. Research scientists, medical researchers, and olfaction and gustatory experts will find this book invaluable.

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  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Chapter 1 Environmental Inhalation Chambers

    I. Introduction

    II. General Considerations

    III. Typical Exposure Systems

    IV. Methods of Contaminant Generation

    V. Monitoring Contaminant Concentrations

    VI. Specialized Systems and Techniques

    VII. Summary


    Chapter 2 The Study of Hearing in Animals

    I. Introduction

    II. Definition of Hearing

    III. Sound Vibrations

    IV. Methods

    V. The Auditory Abilities of Animals

    VI. Damage to Hearing

    VII. The Development of Hearing

    VIII. Selected Studies of Vestibular Functioning in Animals


    Chapter 3 The Use of Animals in Olfactory Research

    I. Introduction

    II. Odor Production, Measurement, and Control

    III. Factors Influencing Selection of Species

    IV. Electrophysiological Techniques

    V. Behavioral Techniques

    VI. Techniques for Individual Species or Groups


    Chapter 4 The Use of Vertebrate Laboratory Animals in Research on Taste

    I. Introduction

    II. Adaptive Significance

    III. Stimuli

    IV. Selection and Care of Appropriate Species

    V. Methods of Study


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: October 28, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152259

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