APPENDIX 4F Parenteral Injections

  1. John Donovan1,
  2. Patricia Brown2

Published Online: 1 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471142301.nsa04fs33

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

How to Cite

Donovan, J. and Brown, P. 2005. Parenteral Injections. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 33:4F:A.4F.1–A.4F.9.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

  2. 2

    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: OCT 2005


This unit describes the techniques for the following routes of injection for mice, rats, hamsters and rabbits: intramuscular, intradermal, subcutaneous, intravenous, intraperitoneal, footpad, and intrathymic. Guidelines are also given regarding injection volumes and temperatures, and the use of proper restraints.