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The Rat Grimace Scale: A partially automated method for quantifying pain in the laboratory rat via facial expressions

Susana G Sotocinal1, Robert E Sorge1, Austin Zaloum1, Alexander H Tuttle1, Loren J Martin1, Jeffrey S Wieskopf1, Josiane CS Mapplebeck1, Peng Wei2, Shu Zhan3, Shuren Zhang3, Jason J McDougall3, Oliver D King2 and Jeffrey S Mogil1*

Author Affiliations

1 Dept. of Psychology and Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 1B1, Canada

2 Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Watertown, MA 02472 USA

3 Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Canada

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Molecular Pain 2011, 7:55  doi:10.1186/1744-8069-7-55

Published: 29 July 2011

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Rat Grimace Scale (RGS): The Manual. This training manual describes detailed procedures for the implementation of the RGS.

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