• Medicine
  • Published in Strahlentherapie 1981

MPG protection against radiation sickness and weight loss and its correlation with mortality of mice after whole-body gamma-irradiation.

@article{Saharan1981MPGPA,
  title={MPG protection against radiation sickness and weight loss and its correlation with mortality of mice after whole-body gamma-irradiation.},
  author={B R Saharan and Mali Ram Saini and P Uma Devi},
  journal={Strahlentherapie},
  year={1981},
  volume={157 2},
  pages={
          138-40
        }
}
The radiation-induced mortality together with the loss of body-weight and development of radiation sickness was studied in young adult Swiss albino mice after exposure to 1500 R of 60Co gamma-radiation in the presence and absence of 2-mercaptopropionyl-glycine (MGP), and results from both the groups were compared. It was found that the time of onset of radiation sickness was delayed in the drug-treated group, the mean survival time was also increased to 6 days as compared to 4.5 days in the… CONTINUE READING

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