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Subsite Awareness in Neuropathology Evaluation of National Toxicology Program (NTP) Studies: A Review of Select Neuroanatomical Structures with Their Functional Significance in Rodents.
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PMID:  24135464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review article is designed to serve as an introductory guide in neuroanatomy for toxicologic pathologists evaluating general toxicity studies. The article provides an overview of approximately 50 neuroanatomical subsites and their functional significance across 7 transverse sections of the brain. Also reviewed are 3 sections of the spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves (trigeminal and sciatic, respectively), and intestinal autonomic ganglia. The review is limited to the evaluation of hematoxylin and eosin-stained tissue sections, as light microscopic evaluation of these sections is an integral part of the first-tier toxicity screening of environmental chemicals, drugs, and other agents. Prominent neuroanatomical sites associated with major neurological disorders are noted. This guide, when used in conjunction with detailed neuroanatomic atlases, may aid in an understanding of the significance of functional neuroanatomy, thereby improving the characterization of neurotoxicity in general toxicity and safety evaluation studies.
Authors:
Deepa B Rao; Peter B Little; Robert C Sills
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicologic pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-1601     ISO Abbreviation:  Toxicol Pathol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905907     Medline TA:  Toxicol Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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1Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.
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