Accession Number : AD0258199

Title :   STUDIES ON LYMPH AND LYMPHATICS

Corporate Author : TULANE UNIV NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : MAYERSON,H.S. ; LEBRIE,S.J.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Renal capsular lymph is being collected from anesthetized dogs and characterized under a variety of experimental conditions. The rate of flow from one lymphatic varies from 0.001 to 0.05 ml min with an average of approximately 0.015 ml/min. High venous pressures result in a marked increase in flow, an increase in lymph protein concentration and in the toal amount of sodium returned to the blood stream. Likewise, in nephrosis produced by uranium nitrate, there is an increased lymph flow as there is when dluretics are given. The infusion of test substances into a leg lymphatic of anesthetized dogs and the monitoring of thoracic duct lymph and plasma is being investigated. The distribution of cottonmouth snake venom injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously into the leg of an anesthetized dog is being studied. Preliminary results indicate that some of the venom gets into the blood stream directly without being carried via the lymphatic system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BIOCHEMISTRY, *LYMPH, BLOOD PLASMA, BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD PROTEINS, BLOOD VESSELS, BODY FLUIDS, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, DIURETICS, HEMATOLOGY, PROTEINS, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, UREA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE