So last Thursday guess what we did?
Here is a photo hint:
Yes, for our Pharmacology lab practical, we had 10 mice that we had to inject and test with. We were supposed to test which route of adminstration is the fastest for a drug to act. There are five routes that day: oral, subcutaneous, intraperitoneum, intravenous and intramuscular.
Ok, if you know the blogger back in Form 6, you would probably know that the blogger is extremely afraid of rats and mice. I swear, when we had to do the dissection of mice back in Upper 6, the blogger almost fainted.
It is dirty and disgusting ok?
Well, the blogger dunno why but she feels less afraid this time around. But her phobia of rats/mice still prevented her from mustering enough courage to actually grab and hold the mice.The oral route of administering drug
Our group was assigned the oral and subcutaneous methods. The oral method is really cruel ok? Forcing a blunt needle down the mouse's oesophagus. One group managed to kill 4 mice just by using this route. One even had blood dripping on the mouth.
Janice, the blogger and tze im with our little lab mouse fast asleep
Thank gawd for the guys. Lolz. Some of the girls were pretty freaked out ok? Hockpeng is like practically the star of our group. He played with those mice like he has been doing it for a very long time.
The blogger did contribute despite her fear. hehe. She injected phenobarbitone into a mouse subcutaneously. But her mouse took a long time to fall asleep.
The mice which still roam around actively despite being injected with the drug. We had to wait for them to fall asleep. The red marks are for us to distinguish the mice from one another.
When they finally fell asleep, we had to lay them down to test their reflex. Lolz. They actually look like satay here (omg why am I so disgusting?)
Despite all our efforts, only 7 mice fell asleep. Dunno what happened with the other three. Just simply refused to sleep. So damn hyperactive.
You can read ah wei's cute account of the practical *here*
Oh ya, one thing I heard from a friend. Regardless of the fact whether you kept your mice alive or not, in the end, all of the mice will be killed.
So cruel hor?
But I had fun wor. (-.-!!)