ETRIS: Education & Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences

Experimental procedures (excluding minor procedures)

In Vivo Microdialysis in Rats

Monitoring Extracellular Amino Acid Neurotransmitters and hROS by In Vivo Microdialysis in Rats: A Practical Approach provides guidance and protocols for using the technique of microdialysis to investigate the release of neurochemicals from rodent brains in real time.

The resource provides information on technique of microdialysis, its applications and limitations, the equipment and consumables required, surgical and experimental procedures and protocols, and data analysis and interpretation.

This resource was written by Dr Colivicchi and colleagues, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy and published in Microdialysis Techniques in Neuroscience. Neuromethods (2012) 75: 225-247, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-173-8_11. Copyright is retained by the publishers. It is also available by subscription from

This resource will be of use by researchers seeking to introduce the technique of brain microdialysis into their research.

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