Hyperammonemia induced in rats by inhalation anesthesia with ether.

  title={Hyperammonemia induced in rats by inhalation anesthesia with ether.},
  author={Akiharu Watanabe and Yasuhiro Kuwabara},
  journal={Research in experimental medicine. Zeitschrift fur die gesamte experimentelle Medizin einschliesslich experimenteller Chirurgie},
  volume={194 3},
Transient hyperammonemia was observed in rats after inhalation anesthesia with ether. The elevation of blood ammonia concentration induced by ether anesthesia was greatest in carbon tetrachloride injured and indomethacin-treated rats, but not observed in phenobarbital-treated rats. The results suggest interaction between ether metabolism and ammonia… CONTINUE READING