This picture taken during our laboratory during learning about diuresis (drugs that helps in urination).We pitied the rabbits of course.We only administered some drugs to it and it still live after the experiment(",)
What do you think of using animals as an experimental subject??
This question arise many arguments and debate on weather it is prohibited or not.
In clinical trial aspect, using animals as a subject is one of the way for evaluating many important aspect for medicine for example:
1. new drugs and treatment
2. new medical/health care technology
3. new methods of prevention
4. new program of screening and diagnosis
Humans are also used as the clinical trial subjects.They are paid volunteers or patience who agrees with participating int the experiment.
This are the volunteer subjects, the gentlemen from group 3 who drank 1 Liter of plain water and salt water during the experiment on diuretic effect on human
Don't you ever wonder how a certain drugs or treatment was approved by an institution like FDA??
There are 2 stages in the clinical trial procedure.They are:
STAGE 1: Study in Animals
STAGE 2: Study in human subject.This stage further divided into 4 phases
1. for safety and tolerence in 20-100 subjects
2. to evaluate effective system & dosage of treatment in 100-200 subjects
3. compare the new treatment with an available treatment
4. evalutate the new treatment in the society for a few years time
Also include POST MARKETING CLINICL TRIAL:to study the side effect of the new treatment.
Don't you see how a certain drugs or treatment is approved takes tedious work and consume time, effort and money? We should give our credit to the researchers.
It is important to use a few life as the benefit of others. In this condition, we should think about risk versus benefit.
Source: Community Research Program (CRP) notes during 1st semester in Padjadjaran University medical school.
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