Anatomy and Histology of the Laboratory Rat in Toxicology and Biomedical Research

Anatomy and Histology of the Laboratory Rat in Toxicology and Biomedical Research presents the detailed systematic anatomy of the rat, with a focus on toxicological needs. Most large works dealing with the laboratory rat provide a chapter on anatomy, but fall far short of the detailed account in this book which also focuses on the needs of toxicologists and others who use the rat as a laboratory animal. The book includes detailed guides on dissection methods and the location of specific tissues in specific organ systems. Crucially, the book includes classic illustrations from Miss H. G. Q. Rowett, along with new color photo-micrographs.

Written by two of the top authors in their fields, this book can be used as a reference guide and teaching aid for students and researchers in toxicology. In addition, veterinary/medical students, researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research, and researchers in zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology and pharmacology will find this book to be a great resource.

  • Illustrated with over a hundred black and white and color images to assist understanding
  • Contains detailed descriptions and explanations to accompany all images helping with self-study
  • Designed for toxicologic research for people from diverse backgrounds including biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, immunology, and general biomedical sciences
Table of Contents

1. The Rat’s Place in Nature
2. Introduction to Anatomical Terminology
3. Introduction to the Skeleton: Bone, Cartilage and Joints
4. Vertebrae, Ribs, Sternum, Pectoral and Pelvic Girdles, and Bones of the Limb
5. The Skull
6. The Musculature of the Rat
7. The Cardiovascular System
8. Histology of the Vascular System
9. The Lymphatic System
10. Nasal Cavity
11. Larynx
12. The Lung
13. Alimentary Canal or Gastrointestinal Tract
14. Liver
15. Exocrine Glands
16. Endocrine Glands
17. The Urinary Tract
18. Male Reproductive System
19. Female Reproductive Tract
20. The Brain and Spinal Cord
21. Peripheral Nervous System
22. The Eye
23. The Ear
24. The Skin or the Integument
25. Dissection of the Adult Rat
26. Post-Mortem Examination

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