Reduced red cell membrane potential and acidification of the plasma in response to contrast materials. Time course of the alteration in plasma pH.

Abstract

Radiographic contrast materials added to blood reduce the red cell membrane potential by balancing the internal impenetrable anions, hemoglobin and organic phosphates. In so doing, a redistribution of protons occurs such that plasma is acidified. The time course of acidification of plasma is measured in seconds, with a nadir of pH occurring 12 to 15 seconds… (More)

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@article{Lichtman1976ReducedRC, title={Reduced red cell membrane potential and acidification of the plasma in response to contrast materials. Time course of the alteration in plasma pH.}, author={M A Lichtman and Maxwell Murphy}, journal={Investigative radiology}, year={1976}, volume={11 6}, pages={588-93} }