Hormonal therapy in the brain-dead experimental animal

Academic Article


  • Noting both the deterioration in cardiac function and depletion of myocardial energy stores and the lactic acidosis that occurred after brain death, we considered whether these effects resulted from the depletion in circulating hormones such as triiodothyronine (T3), cortisol, and insulin. An additional group of pigs was studied (group C, in addition to groups A and B), therefore, in which these three hormones were administered after brain death.
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  • Cooper DKC; Novitzky D; Wicomb WN
  • Start Page

  • 51
  • End Page

  • 54
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 5 SUPPL. 7