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Mechanical Testing of Mouse Carotid Arteries
 

Mechanical Testing of Mouse Carotid Arteries: from Newborn to Adult

Article DOI: 10.3791/3733
February 23rd, 2012

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Summary February 23rd, 2012

Passive mechanical testing of mouse carotid arteries is described, with special consideration for adapting to different specimen ages. The procedures include determining the in vivo length of the artery, mounting it in a pressure myograph, recording data, measuring the unloaded dimensions and analyzing the resulting data.

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