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Toxicol Pathol. 2012 Jun;40(4 Suppl):87S-157S. doi: 10.1177/0192623312439125.

Proliferative and nonproliferative lesions of the rat and mouse central and peripheral nervous systems.

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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. wolfgang.kaufmann@merckgroup.com

Abstract

Harmonization of diagnostic nomenclature used in the pathology analysis of tissues from rodent toxicity studies will enhance the comparability and consistency of data sets from different laboratories worldwide. The INHAND Project (International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria for Lesions in Rats and Mice) is a joint initiative of four major societies of toxicologic pathology to develop a globally recognized nomenclature for proliferative and nonproliferative lesions in rodents. This article recommends standardized terms for classifying changes observed in tissues of the mouse and rat central (CNS) and peripheral (PNS) nervous systems. Sources of material include academic, government, and industrial histopathology databases from around the world. Covered lesions include frequent, spontaneous, and aging-related changes as well as principal toxicant-induced findings. Common artifacts that might be confused with genuine lesions are also illustrated. The neural nomenclature presented in this document is also available electronically on the Internet at the goRENI website (http://www.goreni.org/).

PMID:
22637737
DOI:
10.1177/0192623312439125
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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