Insulin administration reverses the metabolic and electrocardiographic changes in acute myocarditis induced by Indian red scorpion (Buthus tamulus) venom in experimental dogs.

@article{Murthy1990InsulinAR,
  title={Insulin administration reverses the metabolic and electrocardiographic changes in acute myocarditis induced by Indian red scorpion (Buthus tamulus) venom in experimental dogs.},
  author={Raghav Murthy and A E Vakil and K E Yeolekar},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={35-42}
}
Acute myocarditis was produced by injection of 4 mg/kg Indian red scorpion (Buthus tamulus) venom in dogs. Several rhythm changes, conduction defects, infarction-like pattern and many other ECG abnormalities; hyperglycemia, reduced insulin secretion, rise in free fatty acids along with fall in triglycerides; depletion of glycogen content of atria, ventricles, liver and skeletal muscles was noticed within 20-30 minutes after scorpion envenomation. Ten units of crystalline insulin was given i.v… CONTINUE READING

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