Definition: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
not a routine coordinate with experimental animal diseases: index only when the text indicates a disease model; when the model is the point of the article, coordinate IM with the specific disease (IM) + specific animal (IM) if pertinent
See AlsoAnimals, Laboratory
Other names Disease Model, Animal; Animal Disease Models; Animal Disease Model