PMID: 42507Dec 1, 1979

The effect of pentobarbitone on plasma and intracellular sodium, potassium and pH in rabbit cardiac and skeletal muscle

Clinical Science
R J Hall, I R Cameron

Abstract

1. Pentobarbitone anaesthesia, in rabbits, produces (i) hypokalaemia, (ii) increased intracellular potassium and reduced intracellular sodium in cardiac and skeletal muscle. 2. These changes suggest that the hypokalaemia which accompanies anaesthesia results from movement of potassium between the extracellular and intracellular compartments.

Related Concepts

Cortisone Reductase Deficiency
Diabutal
Potassium
Myocardium
Sodium
Muscle
Hypokalemia
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration

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