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Peripheral blood in monkeys in acute radiation sickness

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Peripheral blood was studied in 18 monkeys (Macacus rhesus) in acute radiation sickness induced by a single x-ray irradiation with a dose of 600 r.

The principal features of the changes occurring in the blood of these monkeys were, in the main, identical to those revealed in other laboratory animals. In the monkeys, however, typically there were accentuated varlations in the number of leukocytes during the first 24 hours, the nuclei formed an abnormally large number of segments, there was a more pronounced microthrombocytosis, and no thrombocytic irritation forms were present.

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Scientific Director—Corresponding Member of the AMN SSSR N. A. Kraevskii

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Petrova, A.S., Novikova, M.I. Peripheral blood in monkeys in acute radiation sickness. Bull Exp Biol Med 48, 1069–1072 (1959). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00868901

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