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Hot Plate Analgesia Meter

The IITC Hot Plate Analgesia test is used for latency testing in rats and mice. Parameters are entered via a keypad. The animals are placed on a black anodized aluminum plate which is heated uniformly. Upon seeing a withdrawal motion the foot switch is depressed to record the latency.

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Temperature is indicated in 0.1 deg C. increments
Holding accuracy is +/- 0.1 deg C.
Mice and Rats
Digitally controlled
Footswitch - RS232
Software - USB - (optional)

Parameters for the test and results output are entered via a keypad on the front panel.

The parameters are:
Current temperature
Animal number
Current time
Current date
Output data to printer
Set point temperature in Celsius.

The plate’s surface temperature range can be set from Current Temperature up to 75 degrees Celsius. The plate has consistent temperature throughout the selected temperature range providing accurate results.

All systems are supplied with both a mouse and rat enclosure which is easily changed to switch between species. Enclosures can be purchased separately.


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