APPENDIX 4B Mouse and Rat Anesthesia and Analgesia

  1. Judith A. Davis

Published Online: 1 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/0471142301.nsa04bs42

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

How to Cite

Davis, J. A. 2008. Mouse and Rat Anesthesia and Analgesia. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 42:4B:A.4B.1–A.4B.21.

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  1. NIAAA/NIH, Rockville, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: JAN 2008


Many animal models used in neuroscience research must be surgically created and/or anesthetized for imaging studies. The purpose of this unit is to review the advantages and disadvantages of various anesthetic and analgesic agents in rodents; to discuss state-of-the-art methods for monitoring anesthesia; and to provide tips for troubleshooting problems with anesthesia. Curr. Protoc. Neurosci. 42:A.4B.1-A.4B.21. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • mouse;
  • rat;
  • anesthesia;
  • analgesia