Vivisection, viv'i-sek'shan, n. [< L. vivus, alive, and sectio, sectionis, a cutting.]
The dissection of, or otherwise experimenting on, a living animal, esp. for the purpose of ascertaining or demonstrating some
fact in physiology or pathology. -Websters Dictionary
"Practocol was prescribed over 4 years before doctors realised that it caused corneal damage including blindness - a side effect not predicted by animal experiments."
C.T. Dollery in Risk-Benefit Analysis in Drug Research, Ed. J.f. Cavalla, 1981, MTP
"It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures."
Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States of America