SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.34 issue3Morphology and Morphometry of the Distal Articular Surface of Lunate Bone in a Kenyan PopulationEvaluation of Face Shape in Turkish Individuals author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

OLIVARES P-M, Ricardo  and  GIL G, Julio. Pulmonary Lobulation of the White Rat (Rattus norvegicus albinus). Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2016, vol.34, n.3, pp.901-903. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022016000300014.

The laboratory rat (Rattus norvegicus albinus) laboratory rat has long been used as a biological model for research. Therefore knowledge of its anatomy, particularly as related to pulmonary lobulation is useful for any applications in the biomedical sciences. For this reason, 10 male rats of the Wistar strain were used. After being sacrificed by overdose of intraperitoneal thiopental and before extracting the lungs from the thoracic cavity, 7 of them were injected 10 % formalin intratracheal and the other 3, self-curing dental acrylic, subsequently placing the tissue in a KOH solution for corrosion. Thus, according to the observed bronchial tree, 4 lobes were observed in the right lung (cranial, middle, caudal and accessory) and only one lobe not divided in the left lung.

Keywords : Lung; Pulmonary lobulation; Rat; Animal model; Corrosion.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License