PMID: 2802Jan 1, 1976

Effect of the chronic action of small doses of ionizing radiation of the excretion of gaseous metabolic products in albino rats

Kosmicheskaia biologiia i aviakosmicheskaia meditsina
L A TiunovR S Apukhtina

Abstract

White rats were kept in sealed chambers for 3 months and were exposed to chronic gamma-irradiation (100 mur/day). The effect of the exposure on the excretion of some metabolites--ammonia, acetone, carbon monoxide, phenol and organic substances measured by their oxidability--was studied. Under the influence of low doses of gamma-irradiation the excretion of acetone and organic substances decreased, whereas that of carbon monoxide, phenol and ammonia increased. Possible mechanisms responsible for these changes are discussed.

Related Concepts

Acetone
Ammonia
Carbon Monoxide
X-Rays, Nuclear
Phenols
Radiation Injuries, Experimental
Life Support Systems, Regenerative

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