What Is a Pithed Frog?

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A pithed frog is one that has its spinal cord or cerebral cortex pierced, severed or scrambled in order to kill it or make it insensible for experimental purposes such as dissection. This procedure is carried out by inserting a needle up through the base of the skull from the back and then wiggling the needle around, destroying the brain. It allows one to observe the frog's living physiology such as the beating heart and expansion and contraction of the lungs without causing it unnecessary pain.
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