Why are rats used for experimenting human medicine?

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  • Prince
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Because such scientists are cruel and evil so to abuse God's natural created creatures. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox. The Lord cares lest even the sparrow fall. Doing evil to God's innocent animals, torturing them and injecting cancer into their bodies, removing brains and other monstrous things are the things of Satan the Enemy. Those cruel scientists are damned.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because they're fairly similar to humans in various ways and useful model organisms.  Rodents and primates are in the same superorder and rats are easy to feed, house and have a short reproductive cycle.  There are a number of organisms which tend to be used for convenience, including fruit flies, zebra fish and a nematode called Caenorhabditis elegans.  However, since I'm vegan all of this is obviously wrong and a new approach needs to be taken, and it's also hazardous - for example, penicillin is poisonous to guinea pigs and almost was tested on them, which would've led to antibiotics never being developed or taking much longer to appear.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because their lives and rights are not valued. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Scientists and researchers rely on mice and rats for several reasons.

    One is convenience: rodents are small, easily housed and maintained, and adapt well to new surroundings. T

    hey also reproduce quickly and have a short lifespan of two to three years,

    So several generations of mice can be observed in a relatively short period of time.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Rats are used for experimenting human medicine because:

    > They are small, easily housed and maintained, and adapt well to new surroundings.

    >They reproduce quickly and have a short lifespan, so several generations of mice can be observed in a short period of time.>They are inexpensive.>They are also generally mild-tempered and docile, making them easy to handle.>They are almost identical genetically. This helps make the results more uniform.>Their genetic, biological and behavior characteristics closely resemble those of humans, and many symptoms of human conditions can be replicated in mice and rats.>Their anatomy, physiology and genetics are well-understood, making it easier to tell what changes in the mice's behaviors or characteristics are caused by.

    >They are naturally born without immune systems and can therefore serve as models for human research.

  • 4 weeks ago

    They're very cheap, we have an extensive knowledge of their genetics and biology, and since they reproduce very quickly, we can easily track side effects over tens of of generations.


    Also, they're very cheap.  Just thought I should mention that a second time.

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