Experientia

, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp 700–701 | Cite as

Acute physiological responses during blood substitution with colloidal gelatin in conscious rats

  • K. C. Lowe
  • D. C. McNaughton
Short Communications Physiology, Pathophysiology

Summary

The effects of exchange-transfusion with a proprietary gelatin-based plasma volume expander, Haemaccel, have been investigated in conscious, chronically-catheterized rats. No adverse changes in basic cardiovascular or respiratory functions occurred during the procedure although an increase in intravascular fluid sodium but not potassium concentration was observed.

Keywords

Sodium Potassium Gelatin Physiological Response Volume Expander 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Lowe
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. C. McNaughton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of Nottingham University ParkNottingham(UK)
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryAddenbrooke's HospitalCambridge(UK)

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