Accession Number : ADD008609

Title :   Narcotic Antagonists in the Therapy of Shock.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holaday,John w ; Faden,Alan I

Report Date : 12 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : There is a need for an improved method of shock therapy. It is an object of this invention to provide such a method. Another object of the invention is to treat shock at a causal level, instead of attempting to treat only the effects of shock. Other objectives are to provide a treatment of shock which may be administered rapidly, thus eliminating the potentially life-threatening time delays now required; to provide a method of treating shock without the need to monitor blood pressure continuously; to treat shock with a known class of drugs. Yet another object is to provide a pretreatment for animals with inadequate adrenal function, in order to protect them from their hypersensitivity to shock states, preceding surgery or other anticipated trauma. Still other objects of this invention will become apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art upon reading this disclosure.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Narcotics, *Pharmacological antagonists, Chemotherapy, Shock(Pathology)

Subject Categories : Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE