ASTM E2045 - 99(2014) - Standard Practice for Detailed Clinical Observations of Test Animals

ASTM E2045 - 99(2014)

Standard Practice for Detailed Clinical Observations of Test Animals

Status : Current   Published : January 2014



1.1 This practice describes the terms used in observing and recording cutaneous, gastrointestinal, respiratory, reproductive, neuromuscular, ocular, and general clinical signs of animals undergoing toxicological testing. This practice also assists in properly observing and assessing laboratory animals for signs of disease or adverse effects of compound administration.

1.2 This practice includes codes and descriptions for a wide variety of clinical signs, anatomical locations, and other descriptive qualifiers, and a technique for scoring the extent or severity of clinical signs.

1.3 This practice assumes that the reader is knowledgeable in animal toxicology and related pertinent areas and is trained in making clinical observations.

1.4  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Standard NumberASTM E2045 - 99(2014)
TitleStandard Practice for Detailed Clinical Observations of Test Animals
Publication Date10 January 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Adverse reactions, Animals, Clinical codes, Clinical signs, Toxicity
File Size82 KB

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