Energy metabolism in acute uremic rats.

  title={Energy metabolism in acute uremic rats.},
  author={Popescu Om and Max Hohenegger},
  volume={25 5},
In rats kept under starvation for 25 h after bilateral nephrectomy VO2 is reduced to about 50% of the normal value. The body temperature is conspicuously low (33--34 degrees C), the blood pH about 7.1. Raising the body temperature to normal values by keeping the rats in a thermostat does not influence the low metabolic rate. The prevention of acidosis by repeated application of bicarbonate in the postoperative period has no effect on VO2. Tube feeding with glucose + oil or glucose + oil… CONTINUE READING

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