#2 Determination of Body Surface Area in Japanese White Rabbits

  • L Bai Research Institute of Atherosclerotic Disease, Cardiovascular Research Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an and Laboratory Animal Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an
  • B Huang Research Institute of Atherosclerotic Disease, Cardiovascular Research Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an and Laboratory Animal Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an
  • Y Chen Research Institute of Atherosclerotic Disease, Cardiovascular Research Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an and Laboratory Animal Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an
  • J Fan Department of Molecular Pathology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi
  • E Liu Research Institute of Atherosclerotic Disease, Cardiovascular Research Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an and Laboratory Animal Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an

Abstract

Accurate calculation of body surface area (BSA) is essential for many biomedical applications and conversion of drug doses among various species. In this study, forty Japanese white rabbits with a body weight of 2.5-3.0 kg were used to determine a precise formula and practical method for BSA calculation. Rabbit BSA was measured two ways: by coating with a kraft paper or by skin stripping, followed by calculation of the surface area planometrically. We compared the BSA data from these two methods and found there was no difference. The BSA data were subsequently entered into the Meeh

Published
2017-03-08
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