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Serum chemistry of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8627940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sera of 19 male and female bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) collected near Barrow, Alaska (USA) between 30 August and 13 October 1992 were evaluated for 18 serum chemistry values. Male bowhead whales had significantly greater creatinine and sodium concentrations, and significantly lower glucose concentrations than females. Pregnant females had greater triglyceride levels than non-pregnant females. The mean concentrations of creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, total protein, sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphorus, and calcium were similar to those previously reported from bowhead whales. High aspartate aminotransferase and creatinine kinase levels were attributed to muscle damage associated with harpooning.
Authors:
J R Heidel; L M Philo; T F Albert; C B Andreasen; B V Stang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-24     Completed Date:  1996-06-24     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331-4802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Blood Chemical Analysis / veterinary
Blood Glucose / analysis
Blood Proteins / analysis
Creatinine / blood
Female
Male
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Animal / blood*
Reference Values
Sex Characteristics*
Sodium / blood
Triglycerides / blood
Whales / blood*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Blood Proteins; 0/Triglycerides; 60-27-5/Creatinine; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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