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The Rat Nervous System: An Introduction to Preparatory Techniques

Handbook / Manual

By: JP Cassella, SJ Lawson and J Hay

142 pages, B/w photos, illus,

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jan 1997 | #60300 | ISBN: 0471969672
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NHBS Price: £180.00 $220/€202 approx

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Provides an accessible guide to the dissection and perfusion of rats, placing particular emphasis on the preparation of nervous tissue for further study in the laboratory including biochemical analysis and microscopic study. Logically structured with highly illustrated chapters, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to those techniques required to provide consistent, high-quality tissues for subsequent investigation. An overview of the essential topics of animal husbandry of a high standard and minimisation of discomfort is also incorporated.


Gross Anatomy. Anatomy of the Nervous System. Anaesthesia. Biological Fixation. Brain Extraction. Extraction of Selected Cranial Nerves, Intact Spinal Cord and Sciatic Nerves. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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