What should be considered when doing NIBP on rats and mice to ensure meaningful results?

The attached review by Lorenz (2002) Am J Physiol Regulatory Integrative Comp Physiol 282: R1565–R1582, summarizes some of the techniques currently being used for measuring cardiovascular, renal, and pulmonary variables in the intact mouse. Specific attention is paid to practical considerations useful for successful implementation and in particular tail-cuff sphygmomanometry, such as that of the ML125.
Although the article deals with mice, the information is generally relevant to rats as well.

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