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Animal testing

Definition
noun
Use of animals in experiments and development projects usually to determine toxicity, dosing and efficacy of test drugs before proceeding to human clinical trials.
Supplement
Animal testing remains to be controversial as it involves animals getting injured, having to live through pain, and sometimes being left to suffer or die. For this reason some people believe that animal testing is unnecessary, poor scientific practice, and never an absolute representation of results in humans.


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