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A Method to Make a Craniotomy on the Ventral Skull of Neonate Rodents
 

A Method to Make a Craniotomy on the Ventral Skull of Neonate Rodents

Article DOI: 10.3791/51350
May 22nd, 2014

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Summary May 22nd, 2014

A surgical method is described to expose the ventral skull in neonate rats. Using this approach it is possible to open a craniotomy to perform acute electrophysiology and two-photon microscopy experiments in the brainstem of anesthetized pups.

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