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Research Guides@Tufts

Laboratory Animal Medicine: Search Terms

Resources for students in the Cummings School MS Laboratory Animal Medicine program and people submitting IACUC proposals.

CAB Abstracts Subject Headings

  • animal testing alternatives
  • animal experiments
  • animal welfare
  • laboratory animals
    • germfree animals
    • gnotobiotic animals
    • laboratory mammals
  • experimental design
  • laboratory tests
  • research
  • culture techniques
    • cell culture
    • in vitro culture
    • somatic embryogenesis
    • tissue culture
  • controls (experimental)
  • case-control studies
  • methodology
  • models
    • animal models
    • disease models
    • genetic models
    • growth models
    • mathematical model
    • simulation models
  • euthanasia
  • animal housing (explode; lots of terms included)
  • animal husbandry (also consider related terms)
  • restraint of animals
    • fencing
    • tethering
  • pain
  • anaesthesia
    • conduction anaesthesia
    • local anaesthesia

MEDLINE Subject Headings

  • animal experimentation
    • animal use alternatives
      • animal testing alternatives
    • vivisection
  • animal welfare
    • animal care committees
    • animal rights
  • chronic pain
  • models, animal
    • disease models, animal
  • models, theoretical
    • models, biological
      • disease models, animal
      • models, cardiovascular
      • models, genetic
      • models, immunologic
      • models, neurologic
    • models, molecular
  • research design
    • control groups
    • sample size
  • case-control studies
    • retrospective studies
  • euthanasia
    • euthanasia, active
    • euthanasia, passive
  • animals, laboratory
    • animals, congenic
    • animals, inbred strains
  • housing, animal
  • animal husbandry
  • immobilization
    • restraint physical
      • hindlimb suspension
  • culture techniques
    • cell culture techniques
    • organ culture techniques
    • tissue culture techniques
  • pain (explode; lots of terms included)
  • anesthesia and analgesia (explode; lots of terms included; method of delivery not the drugs)

Keywords

3 R's: Reduction, Refinement, Replacement

  • advers?
  • alternative
  • analges?
  • anesthe? anasthe?, anaesthe?
  • animal testing alternative?
  • anxiolytic painkiller sedative tranquilizer
  • artificial simulate?
  • assay? technique?, method?, procedur?
  • cadaver?
  • culture? (cell, tissue, organ)
  • environment? enrich?
  • euthanasia euthanize euthanise
  • handling immobilize restrain restrict
  • housing, cage caging
  • Invasive non-invasive
  • invertebrate?
  • isolated (cell, tissue, organ)
  • mannequin or manikin
  • monitor? device?
  • model? experimental design
  • pain?, distress? stress? relieve? relief
  • plastinat?
  • positive reinforce?
  • postoperative postsurgery
  • refine?
  • replace?
  • restrain?, immobil?
  • restrict?
  • software
  • technique?, method?, procedur?
  • train?, educat?, teach?, instruct?
  • video?
  • virtual (surgery, reality)
  • vitro (method, model, technique)
  • welfare well-being humane