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1. a living organism having sensation and the power of voluntary movement and requiring for its existence oxygen and organic food; animals comprise one of the five kingdoms in the most widely used classification of living organisms.
2. any member of the animal kingdom other than a human being.
3. of or pertaining to such an organism.
control animal an untreated animal otherwise identical in all respects to one that is used for purposes of experiment; used for checking results of treatment.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·trol an·i·mal

in research, an animal submitted to the same conditions as the others used for the experiment, but with the crucial factor (for example, injection of antitoxin, the administration of a drug) omitted.
See also: control, control experiment.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

con·trol an·i·mal

(kŏn-trōl ani-măl)
In research, an animal submitted to the same conditions as the others used for the experiment, but with the crucial factor (e.g., injection of antitoxin, the administration of a drug) omitted.
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After IOP recording, 1% CMC was administered in normal control and acute control animals. Two to three drops 1% OZ solution prepared in 1% CMC was instilled topically into the eye for treatment as a single dose.
The untreated control animals remained positive for the mange throughout the course of treatment.
In comparison with MOR45-POS CONTROL animals, TWI was decreased by 44%, 33%, and 41% in MOR45-INC INTERVAL, MOR45-IRREG INTERVAL, and MOR-DEC DOSE groups, respectively.
In comparison with mice that received plain water, thymus glands from mice that received either nutrient were larger after 10 weeks than those of control animals of the same age.
Compared to the control animals, those animals that had received APOSEC injections had considerably less damages.
Far too many people - particularly defenceless youngsters - have been maimed or even killed by out of control animals.

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