Effect of plasma volume on thermoregulation in the dog
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Panting thresholds, plasma volume (PV) changes and cardiac filling pressure were studied during thermal dehydration in control, water deprived (WD) and hypovolemic (PEG) dogs. WD and PEG dogs showed a delayed panting threshold, apparently due to hypovolevoia. Initiation of heat stress however resulted in a transient plasma expansion in all dogs. Cardiac filling pressure did not change.
Key wordsHeat stress Hypohydration Panting threshold Plasma volume Cardiac filling pressure
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