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Intracellular sodium and potassium were estimated in a series of normotensive (n = 120) and hypertensive (n = 97) blacks attending an outpatient screening clinic. All participants were free of other major medical illnesses and had not taken prescription medications, including antihypertensives, for at least two weeks. Mean intracellular sodium was 11%(More)
Differences in cell cation metabolism have been previously demonstrated between blacks and whites in the US. To investigate a potential racial/genetic basis for these differences we studied red cell sodium content (Nai) and platelet cytosolic calcium (Cai) in a group of US whites (n = 26), US blacks (n = 20) and West African blacks (n = 26) residing in(More)
The study involves an in vivo evaluation of the role of some antioxidant micronutrients in the therapeutics of malaria. Rodent malaria model using Plasmodium berghei NK-65 strain (chloroquine sensitive) was used. In the first stage of the experiment, a 4 day suppressive test was conducted using 40 mice of either sex weighing 20.05 6 0.02 g which were(More)
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