Experimental model of induction of diabetes mellitus in rats

Modelo experimental de indução do diabetes mellitus em ratos

Diabetes mellitus is a potentially morbid condition with high prevalence worldwide, thus being a major medical concern. Experimental models play an important role in understanding such a disease, which is treatable only. This study describes a rat diabetes mellitus model induced by administering a reduced dose of alloxan, thus greatly reducing the animals’ death rate.

Alloxan; Diabetes; Rats


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