, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 1255–1256 | Cite as

Liver function during chronic renal failure in rabbits

  • E. Tvedegaard
  • H. E. Poulsen
  • H. Vilstrup
  • H. K. Thomsen
Short Communications


In rabbits with chronic renal insufficiency the prothrombin index was increased by 25% and the alanine aminotransferase activity decreased by 20%; the results of other routine tests of hepatic function were not affected. The galactose elimination capacity was decreased by 12%, whereas the body clearance of antipyrine was unchanged. No change in hepatocytic structure was found.

Key words

Rabbits renal failure, chronic liver function prothrombin index 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Tvedegaard
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. E. Poulsen
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Vilstrup
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. K. Thomsen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Department P Rigshospitalet and Institute of PathologyHvidovre HospitalCopenhagen(Denmark)
  2. 2.Medical Department A, Rigshospitalet and Institute of PathologyHvidovre HospitalCopenhagen(Denmark)

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