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Fire death and hypoxic death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1303436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Participation of hypoxic hypoxia in low COHb (Carboxyhemoglobin) concentrations frequently observed in fire victims was examined using rats and rabbits exposed to low-O2 and CO gas mixtures. Rats exposed to the most hypoxic gas mixture (O2 3%-CO 0.3%) died with COHb value below 40%. Rabbits also died with a low COHb concentration under this condition, but the COHb concentration was not below 50%. From the literature as well as the findings obtained in the present experiment, hypoxic hypoxia did not appear to be a main factor causing death at low COHb concentrations.
Authors:
K Yamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nihon hōigaku zasshi = The Japanese journal of legal medicine     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0047-1887     ISO Abbreviation:  Nihon Hoigaku Zasshi     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-24     Completed Date:  1993-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-09-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413715     Medline TA:  Nihon Hoigaku Zasshi     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Legal Medicine, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Anoxia*
Carboxyhemoglobin / analysis
Cause of Death*
Fires*
Forensic Medicine*
Male
Rabbits
Rats
Rats, Wistar
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
9061-29-4/Carboxyhemoglobin

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