Accession Number : AD0256416

Title :   SERUM AND PAROTID FLUIS UREA-LEVELS IN UNREALOADED HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : SHANNON,IRA L. ; PRIGMORE,JOHN R.

Report Date : FEB 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Forty-four healthy young adult male subjects were given oral doses of urea, and parotid fluid and serum urea levels were studied for 1 to 3 hours. A highly significant correlation between urea in serum and in parotid fluid (r equals 0.982) was found. The indication was that, with flow rate carefully controlled, parotid fluid could be used interchangeably with serum in urea determination, regardless of the magnitude of the blood concentration. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SALIVA, *SALIVARY GLANDS, *UREA, BLOOD PLASMA, BLOOD SERUM, DETERMINATION, NITROGEN, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE