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TDMS Study 92012-03 Pathology Tables

NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38

                                                       90-DAY SUBCHRONIC




       Facility:  Microbiological Associates

       Chemical CAS #:  693-98-1

       Lock Date:  08/31/94

       Cage Range:  All

       Reasons For Removal:    All

       Removal Date Range:     All

       Treatment Groups:       Include All




































                                                              Page   1


NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    UNTREAT                                | 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 7|                                            |      L     |
    CONTROL                                | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Esophagus                               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Colon                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Rectum                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Cecum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Duodenum               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Jejunum                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Ileum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |          1     1                                                         |      2  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Mesentery                               |          +                                                               |   1        |
      Fat, Necrosis                        |          3                                                               |      1  3.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pancreas                                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Acinus, Degeneration, Focal          |       2  3                                                               |      2  2.5|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Salivary Glands                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Forestomach                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Glandular                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Blood Vessel                            | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       |       1                                                                  |      1  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Cortex                          | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Medulla                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Islets, Pancreatic                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Parathyroid Gland                       | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pituitary Gland                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Clitoral Gland                          | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Ovary                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Uterus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    UNTREAT                                | 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 6| 7|                                            |      L     |
    CONTROL                                | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM - cont               |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone Marrow                             | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    |          2                                                               |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mandibular                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Hemorrhage                           |                1           2                                             |      2  1.5|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 2  1  2  1     1  2  3  2                                                |      8  1.8|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Spleen                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Lymphoid Follicle, Necrosis          |          1  3        1                                                   |      3  1.7|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Mammary Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Skin                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Brain                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lung                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |                   2                                                      |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Nose                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Respiratory Epithelium, Inflammation,|                                                                          |            |
           Suppurative                     |          3  3                                                            |      2  3.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Trachea                                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Kidney                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Urinary Bladder                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    625                                    | 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 8|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   |    +                                                                     |   1        |
      Hepatodiaphragmatic Nodule           |    X                                                                     |      1     |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Mesentery                               |          +                                                               |   1        |
      Fat, Necrosis                        |          3                                                               |      1  3.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Cortex                          |          +                                                               |   1        |
      Necrosis, Acute                      |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  M  +  +  +  +                                             |   9        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Ovary                                   |    +           +                                                         |   2        |
      Cyst                                 |    3                                                                     |      1  3.0|
      Bilateral, Cyst                      |                3                                                         |      1  3.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Uterus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Bilateral, Hydrometra                |          3              3                                                |      2  3.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    |          2        1  3     1                                             |      4  1.8|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

                                                             Page   4                                                               
NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    625                                    | 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 7| 8|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    1250                                   | 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 9|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Mesentery                               |                      +                                                   |   1        |
      Fat, Necrosis                        |                      3                                                   |      1  3.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Cortex                          |                +                                                         |   1        |
      Necrosis, Acute                      |                2                                                         |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Ovary                                   |                   +                                                      |   1        |
      Cyst                                 |                   2                                                      |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Uterus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Hydrometra                           |          2                                                               |      1  2.0|
      Bilateral, Hydrometra                |                      2                                                   |      1  2.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 1  2     2  2  3  2  2  2  1                                             |      9  1.9|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

                                                             Page   6                                                               
NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    1250                                   | 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 9|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

                                                             Page   7                                                               
NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1|                                            |      A     |
    2500                                   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 0|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   |    +                                                                     |   1        |
      Hepatodiaphragmatic Nodule           |    X                                                                     |      1     |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |    1                                                                     |      1  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse| 1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1                                             |     10  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Clitoral Gland                          |          +                                                               |   1        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Ovary                                   |                      +                                                   |   1        |
      Cyst                                 |                      2                                                   |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Uterus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Bilateral, Hydrometra                | 2           3                                                            |      2  2.5|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    |    3  2  3              2  3                                             |      5  2.6|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  |                +                                                         |   1        |
      Hemorrhage                           |                1                                                         |      1  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1|                                            |      A     |
    2500                                   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 0|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1|                                            |      A     |
    5000                                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   |       +                                                                  |   1        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |       1                                                                  |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pancreas                                |                            +                                             |   1        |
      Acinus, Degeneration, Focal          |                            1                                             |      1  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   |             +                                                            |   1        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       |             1                                                            |      1  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Cortex                          | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Medulla                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Parathyroid Gland                       |             M  M                                                         |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse| 2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2                                             |     10  2.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Clitoral Gland                          |       +                                                                  |   1        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |       1                                                                  |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Ovary                                   |          +                                                               |   1        |
      Cyst                                 |          2                                                               |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Uterus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Bilateral, Hydrometra                |                3                                                         |      1  3.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 1  1  1  1  1  3  2  2  3  1                                             |     10  1.6|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1|                                            |      A     |
    5000                                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lung                                    |             +                                                            |   1        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |             1                                                            |      1  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1|                                            |      A     |
    10000                                  | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 2|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Esophagus                               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Colon                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Rectum                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Cecum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Duodenum               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Jejunum                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Ileum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Hepatodiaphragmatic Nodule           |                         X                                                |      1     |
      Inflammation, Focal                  | 1        1        1  1                                                   |      4  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pancreas                                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Acinus, Degeneration, Focal          |    1                                                                     |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Salivary Glands                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Forestomach                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Glandular                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Blood Vessel                            | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       |                   2                                                      |      1  2.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Cortex                          | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Necrosis, Acute                      |       3                 1                                                |      2  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Medulla                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Islets, Pancreatic                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Parathyroid Gland                       | M  +  +  +  +  +  +  M  +  +                                             |   8        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pituitary Gland                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse| 3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3                                             |     10  3.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Clitoral Gland                          | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  | 1        1                 1                                             |      3  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Ovary                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cyst                                 | 2                                                                        |      1  2.0|
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE                 | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1|                                            |      A     |
    10000                                  | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 2|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 GENITAL SYSTEM - cont                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Uterus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone Marrow                             | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Hyperplasia                          |       2                                                                  |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mandibular                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Hemorrhage                           |       2                                                                  |      1  2.0|
      Infiltration Cellular, Plasma Cell   |    3                                                                     |      1  3.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 3  2  1  2  2  2  1  3  2  2                                             |     10  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Spleen                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Lymphoid Follicle, Necrosis          |                2                                                         |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Hemorrhage                           |                            2                                             |      1  2.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Mammary Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Skin                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Brain                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lung                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  | 1  1     1           1                                                   |      4  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Nose                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Trachea                                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Kidney                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Urinary Bladder                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    UNTREAT                                | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1|                                            |      L     |
    CONTROL                                | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Esophagus                               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Colon                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Rectum                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Cecum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Duodenum               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Jejunum                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Ileum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Chronic, Focal         |          2                                                               |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |       1                                                                  |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pancreas                                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Acinus, Degeneration, Focal          |       1                                                                  |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Salivary Glands                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Forestomach                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Glandular                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Blood Vessel                            | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       | 1  2  1  3  2     1        1                                             |      7  1.6|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Cortex                          | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Medulla                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Islets, Pancreatic                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Parathyroid Gland                       | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  M  +                                             |   9        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pituitary Gland                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse|          1  2                                                            |      2  1.5|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Epididymis                              | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Preputial Gland                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Prostate                                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Seminal Vesicle                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    UNTREAT                                | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1|                                            |      L     |
    CONTROL                                | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 GENITAL SYSTEM - cont                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Testes                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Degeneration                         |             2           3                                                |      2  2.5|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone Marrow                             | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mandibular                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  M  +                                             |   9        |
      Hemorrhage                           |          2                                                               |      1  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Spleen                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Mammary Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Skin                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Brain                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lung                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |       1  1     1                                                         |      3  1.0|
      Alveolus, Infiltration Cellular,     |                                                                          |            |
           Histiocyte                      | 1                                                                        |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Nose                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Trachea                                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Kidney                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Nephropathy                          |       1  1     1  1     1  1                                             |      6  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Urinary Bladder                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    625                                    | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 2|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       |    1  2  2  1        2  2  1                                             |      7  1.6|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Testes                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Degeneration                         |    1           1                                                         |      2  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    625                                    | 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 2|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    1250                                   | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 3|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   |          +                                                               |   1        |
      Hepatodiaphragmatic Nodule           |          X                                                               |      1     |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       | 1        2  1  2  2  2  1  2                                             |      8  1.6|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse| 1        1  1  1  1  2  1  1                                             |      8  1.1|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Testes                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Degeneration                         |             1                                                            |      1  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 3        1     3  2                                                      |      4  2.3|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    1250                                   | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 3|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                                                                                                                    
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

                                                             Page  19                                                               
NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    2500                                   | 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 4|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       | 1  2  1     2  1  1     2  2                                             |      8  1.5|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse| 1  1  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1                                             |     10  1.1|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Testes                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Degeneration                         |       1     1                                                            |      2  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 1     1           1                                                      |      3  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    2500                                   | 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 4|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                                                                                                                    
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|____________|
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    5000                                   | 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 5|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       |    2  1  1  1                                                            |      4  1.3|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse| 2  2  2  2  2  2  1  2  2  2                                             |     10  1.9|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Testes                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Degeneration                         |    1        1                                                            |      2  1.0|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Hemorrhage                           |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 1     1        1           2                                             |      4  1.3|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    5000                                   | 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 5|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 URINARY SYSTEM - cont                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Kidney                                  |    +                                                                     |   1        |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    10000                                  | 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 6|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 ALIMENTARY SYSTEM                         |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Esophagus                               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Colon                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Rectum                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Large, Cecum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Duodenum               | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Jejunum                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Intestine Small, Ileum                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Liver                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |    1                                                                     |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pancreas                                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Acinus, Degeneration, Focal          |       1                                                                  |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Salivary Glands                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Forestomach                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Stomach, Glandular                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Blood Vessel                            | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Heart                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Cardiomyopathy                       |       1        1  1  2                                                   |      4  1.3|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 ENDOCRINE SYSTEM                          |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Cortex                          | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Adrenal Medulla                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Islets, Pancreatic                      | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Parathyroid Gland                       | M  +  +  M  +  +  M  +  +  M                                             |   6        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Pituitary Gland                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thyroid Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Follicular Cell, Cyst                | 2                                                                        |      1  2.0|
      Follicular Cell, Hyperplasia, Diffuse| 3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  2                                             |     10  2.9|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENERAL BODY SYSTEM                       |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 GENITAL SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Epididymis                              | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Preputial Gland                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |                   1                                                      |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Prostate                                | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Seminal Vesicle                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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NTP Experiment-Test: 92012-03                  NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL                         Report: PEIRPT09
Study Type: SUBCHRON 90-DAY                                 2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE                                     Date: 08/06/96  
Route: DOSED FEED                                                                                                 Time: 20:27:38  
                                                                                                                                    
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |            |
                             DAY ON TEST   | 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9| 9|                                            |            |
                                           | 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2| 2|                                            |      T (*) |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
                                           | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      O     |
   FISCHER 344 RATS MALE                   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      T     |
                               ANIMAL ID   | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|                                            |      A     |
    10000                                  | 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 5| 6|                                            |      L     |
    PPM                                    | 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 9| 0|                                            |            |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 GENITAL SYSTEM - cont                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Testes                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Degeneration                         | 1  2  1  1  1     2  1  1  1                                             |      9  1.2|
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone Marrow                             | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mandibular                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  M  +                                             |   9        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lymph Node, Mesenteric                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Infiltration Cellular, Histiocyte    | 2        2  2        2                                                   |      4  2.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Spleen                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  M                                             |   9        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Thymus                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM                      |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Mammary Gland                           | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Skin                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM                    |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Bone                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 NERVOUS SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Brain                                   | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                        |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Lung                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Inflammation, Focal                  |          1                                                               |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Nose                                    | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Trachea                                 | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEM                     |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
    None                                   |                                                                          |            |
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________|            |
 URINARY SYSTEM                            |                                                                          |            |
                                           |                                                                          |            |
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Kidney                                  | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
      Nephropathy                          |          1           1     1                                             |      3  1.0|
      Renal Tubule, Dilatation, Focal      |                1                                                         |      1  1.0|
                                            __________________________________________________________________________|____________|
   Urinary Bladder                         | +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +  +                                             |  10        |
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

  * : Total animals with tissue examined microscopically; total animals with lesion and mean severity grade                         
  + : Tissue examined microscopically                M : Missing tissue                        1-4 : Lesion qualified as:           
  X : Lesion present but not qualified               A : Autolysis precludes examination               1) Minimal  3) Moderate      
  I : Insufficient tissue                        BLANK : Not examined                                  2) Mild     4) Marked        

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