A Color Atlas of Sectional Anatomy
of the Rat
A Color Atlas of Sectional Anatomy of the Mouse
Takamasa Iwaki, Hiroshi Yamashita, Toshiyuki Hayakawa
Published in Japan, September 2001
185 pages hardcover
The mouse is the most widely used laboratory mammal in biomedical research such
as evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of new pharmaceutical products,
research in tumor suppression, and vaccine and monoclinal antibody proportional
studies. Rats are used to research a wide field including preclinical tests,
microbiological research, carcinogenic experiments, neurology, physiology, toxic
tests, pharmacological effectiveness tests, etc. Anatomy is one of the important
basic sciences and although much progress has been recently made in the field of
human imaging diagnosis, information on sectional anatomy of experimental
animals is lacking at present.
Features of these color atlases are as follows:
specimens were not fixed but kept in a frozen state so that photographic
information close to the living state could be obtained.
photographs are in color for detailed observation.
Each atlas has numerous color pages, 2 pages of black and white
macro-anatomical photographs are provided making the sectional atlas more
pages consist of photographs so as to make the detail more comprehensive and
three-dimensional than the usual pictorial atlas.
anatomical terms used are in Japanese and English.