Telemetry is the ability to remotely measure (“tele”=remote “metron”=measure) variables of interest. Telemetry allows researchers to measure biological signals at the source (e.g. pressure inside the aorta) which are transmitted outside the body for recording.
Purpose of telemetry monitoring-Conscious, unrestrained, long-term
Conscious - Anesthetics affect the integrative (multiple organs including the brain) control of physiologic functions and can confound your results. Telemetry allows for the collection of data in conscious animals after they have recovered from surgery as well as enabling cognitive and behavioral studies.
Unrestrained – Animal restraint induces stress which will affect normal physiological functions. Telemetry allows the collection of animals in its home cage in the absence of researchers and other stress inducers.
Long-term – The monitoring of physiologic function long term (weeks to months) allows the study of biological rhythms and the following of pathology development.
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