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ham·ster

(ham'stĕr),
Any of four genera (subfamily Cricetinae, family Muridae) of small rodents widely used in research and as pets: Cricetus, Cricetulus, Mesocricetus, and Phodopus. All hamsters are seed and plant feeders, store food, hibernate in winter, and breed throughout the year under laboratory conditions.

hamster

A rodent, Cricetus cricetus, belonging to the family Cricetidae, common in Europe and western Asia. It is extensively used in medical research.
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Except for the normal control, Syrian golden hamsters were feed by high-fat and high-cholesterol (HFHC) diet (10% lard, 10% egg yolk powder and 1% cholesterol) for 4 weeks to induce hyperlipidemic animals (Kong et al.
Comparison of T-cell responses in self-limiting versus progressive visceral Leishmania donovani infections in golden hamsters. Infect Immun 1989; 57 : 3091-6.
donovani in golden hamsters and that these chemotherapeutic effects compare well with the standard drugs in vivo.
The Russian hamster, while considerably smaller than the Golden hamster, isn't a mini-version of the other species.
Morphometric and histological analysis of the lungs of Syrian golden hamsters. J Anat 125:527-553.
If your child has a Golden Hamster, discourage it from being kept in the bedroom at least at night as sleep is impossible.
ghting A: Dwarf hamsters will often live happily in pairs, unlike golden hamsters which prefer to live alone.
To facilitate transmission from a viremic vertebrate, viruses were adapted by serial passage through Syrian golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus), following the model of Tesh et al.
Most of the millions of pet golden hamsters available in the world today are descended from one female and her 12 young, dug up by Glasgow-based zoologist, lecturer Edward Hindle in 1934 from a tunnel in a field near Aleppo in Syria.
One potentially serious condition that can cause lumps in hamsters is called 'Hamster polyomavirus' (HaPV), a rare condition of Golden hamsters. The incubation period can be as long as six months and it starts off with small gritty lumps around the neck area.
Hemagglutination inhibition, complement fixation, and plaque reduction neutralization antibody responses of naive adult golden hamsters that survived West Nile virus infection (a, b) HI antibody CF antibody titer WNV titer WNV WNV PRN anti- Animal no.
Golden hamsters fight furiously if they are introduced when the female is not ready for mating.