Rat and Mouse Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy of the Mouse and Rat: a Color Atlas and Text provides detailed comparative anatomical information for those who work with mice and rats in animal research.
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Comparative Anatomy of the Mouse and Rat: a Color Atlas and Text provides detailed comparative anatomical information for those who work with mice and rats in animal research. Information is provided about the anatomical features and landmarks for conducting a physical examination, collecting biological samples, making injections of therapeutic and experimental materials, using imaging modalities, and performing surgeries.
Anatomical information is generalized to the species, without regard to animal strain or stock. This work provides the reader with essential information for research and clinical purposes and describes some structures not usually shown in any other anatomy atlas. In each set of illustrations, the same view is depicted in the mouse and the rat. Text draws attention to the anatomical features which are important for supporting the care and use of these animals in research.
Illustrations on the mouse anatomy and rat anatomy are provided for the following:
- Body Regions
- Juvenile Features and Sex Differentiation
- External Features
- Mammary Glands
- Structures of the Head and Neck
- Heart, Vascular Tree, and Respiratory Tract
- Abdominal Structures
- Male Urogenital Apparatus
- Female Urogenital Apparatus
- Pelvic Limb Vessels and Nerves
- Structures of the Tail
- Skeletal Structures