The exchange of blood-borne amino acids in the leg during abdominal surgical trauma: effects of glucose infusion.

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The exchange of plasma amino acids and glucose, lactate, glycerol and 3-hydroxybutyrate in the leg was studied in otherwise healthy patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy. Seven patients were given a constant intravenous infusion of glucose at a rate of 1.1 mmol/min throughout the study. Seven other patients who received normal saline only served as a… (More)

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