Intramuscular injections and muscle damage: effects of concentration, volume, injection speed and vehicle.


An intramuscular injection was given to rabbits with the needle inserted in the longissimus dorsi muscle. The muscle tissue at the injection site was examined post-mortem 3 days after the injection and areas of necrotic muscle tissue were dissected for weighing. With a fixed dose of the neuroleptic drug cis(Z)-clopenthixol it was shown that a small volume… (More)