Blood Pressure in the Unanesthetized Rat
II. Spontaneous Variations and Effect of Heat
Heating is commonly used in indirect determinations of blood pressure in the rat. Its effect on arterial pressure is determined at short sequential intervals by a method which permits rapid measurements. Spontaneous variations in the rat's blood pressure are noted and analyzed. A plan is suggested which minimizes the effect of these variations by setting up criteria of significance of blood pressure change as between control and experimental periods.
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