Mortality in rats on long-term parenteral nutrition.


The long-term effect of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) was studied in rats. A failure to thrive developed and all animals died within 40 days of TPN. Autopsy invariably demonstrated the increased weight and volume of the liver and spleen. Multiple fat emboli were found in the lungs of all animals, and multiple epithelioid cell granulomas in the liver of… (More)


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