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A canine model of neurogenic pulmonary edema.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3932314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the intracisternal administration of veratrine as a model of neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) in the alpha-chloralose-anesthetized dog. Veratrine (40-60 micrograms/kg) was injected into the cisterna magna of 17 animals, and systemic arterial, pulmonary arterial, and left ventricular end-diastolic (LVEDP) pressures were followed for 1 h. Eleven animals developed alveolar edema. In these animals, systemic arterial pressure increased to 273 +/- 9 (SE) Torr, pulmonary arterial pressure to 74.5 +/- 4.9 Torr, and LVEDP to 42.8 +/- 4.5 Torr, and large amounts of pink frothy fluid, with protein concentrations ranging from 48 to 93% of plasma, appeared in the airways. Postmortem extravascular lung water content (Qwl/dQl) averaged 7.30 +/- 0.46 g H2O/g dry lung wt. Six animals escaped developing this massive degree of edema after veratrine (Qwl/dQl = 4.45 +/- 0.24). These animals exhibited similar elevated systemic arterial pressures (268 +/- 15 Torr), but did not develop the degree of pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary arterial pressure = 52.5 +/- 6.7 Torr, LVEDP = 24.8 +/- 4.0 Torr) observed in the other group. These results suggest that both hemodynamic and permeability mechanisms may play a role in the development of this form of edema and that veratrine administration may provide a useful model of NPE.
M B Maron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  59     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-10     Completed Date:  1985-12-10     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1019-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Disease Models, Animal
Edema / chemically induced
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Oxygen / blood
Pulmonary Artery
Pulmonary Edema / chemically induced*
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Time Factors
Veratrine / toxicity*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 62-59-9/Veratrine; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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