Definitions

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  • n. An animal that shares the same cage as another.

Etymologies

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cage +‎ mate

Examples

  • Compared with mice that didn't have a healthy cagemate added, the diversity of the gut microbial community in the mice that ingested normal feces was restored to normal.

    Gut Reaction: 'Good' Microbes Under Attack

  • But researchers at the University of Chicago concluded that this was unlikely and it appeared that they acted out of empathy to end the distress of their cagemate.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Furthermore, this study adds to the literature the first evidence that the observation of a cagemate in pain affected the non-injected observer's behavior.

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  • These researchers observed that the behavioral response to pain in a mouse is modulated by the presence of a conspecific, and additionally noted that the simple observation of a cagemate in pain alters nociception.

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  • Signals from the cagemate might have mitigated the behavioral response to formalin in our study.

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  • The observation of a cagemate in pain significantly affected the observer's behavior.

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  • Finally, we analyzed the behavior of the animal that was not injected and not pain tested (the observer) to investigate whether the observation of a cagemate in pain could modulate the observer's behavior.

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  • Additionally, we needed a test whose length allowed the animals to observe a cagemate in pain for a relatively long time.

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  • In our study, we were also interested in investigating the modulation of behavior of the cagemate that was not injected (OI condition).

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  • We limited such behavioral analysis of the data on "observer mice" to two specific time-points (before and after the formalin injection of the companion), since we were interested in detecting subtle changes in behavior in these subjects resulting from the observation of the cagemate in pain.

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