Meaning of ANIMAL MODEL in English

ANIMAL MODEL

transcription, транскрипция: [ noun ]

Date: 1973

: an animal sufficiently like humans in its anatomy, physiology, or response to a pathogen to be used in medical research in order to obtain results that can be extrapolated to human medicine ; also : a pathological or physiological condition that occurs in such an animal and is similar to one occurring in humans

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