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By R. E. Hester, R. M. Harrison

Animal experimentation has lengthy been a debatable factor, with impassioned arguments on each side of the talk. more and more it has turn into extra expedient and possible to strengthen new tools that stay away from using animals. there's contract on each side that aid and refinement of experiments on animals might be an enormous objective for the industries involved.

Alternatives to Animal checking out, written by way of major specialists within the box, discusses the problems concerned and methods that may be taken. themes contain: the security assessment of chemical substances; foreign validation and limitations to the validation of other assessments; in vitro checking out for endocrine disruptors; clever techniques to defense assessment of chemical substances; replacement checks and the regulatory framework.

The publication presents an updated dialogue of the present country of improvement of choices to animal checking out and is perfect for pros and teachers within the box. it's going to even be of use for graduate scholars wishing to pursue a profession within the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

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Genetically Engineered Mice . . . . . . . . . ENU-Mutagenized Mice: The “Phenotype-Driven” Approach Experience-Related Models of Altered Emotionality . . . Early Life Stressors . . . . . . . . . . . . Chronic Mild Stress . . . . . . . . . . . . Learned Helplessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 49 49 52 54 55 56 57 57 58 4 General Conclusions .

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