Rapid pinealectomy in hamsters and other small rodents

Roger A. Hoffman, Russel J. Reiter

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Removal of the pineal organ from small rodents may be rapidly accomplished by (1) immobilizing the skull in a head mounting device and (2) by cutting and removing a circular disc of bone overlying the pineal area with the use of a dental machine and a specially designed circle cutter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalThe Anatomical Record
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1965
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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