BRATTLEBORO RAT

a. lab rat whose particular strain first originated from Brattleboro, Vermont. Due to a mutation in its gene for vasopressin, the creature lacked this hormone essential for good kidney function. Thus, it exhibited symptoms of excessive thirst and urination and a predisposition to diabetes insipidus.

BRATTLEBORO RAT: "The Brattleboro rat is one that lacks the antidiuretic hormone, vasopressin."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BRATTLEBORO RAT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brattleboro-rat/ (accessed July 27, 2017).
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