Accession Number : AD0439666


Title :   HEMATOLOGIC CHANGES FOLLOWING SIMPLE EXODONTIA,


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX


Personal Author(s) : Shannon,Ira L ; Davis,Edward E ; Gibson,William A


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Hematologic studies were carried out on 90 systemically healthy, young adult males, some of whom underwent a simple exodontic experience. In one experiment blood samples were collected before and at 2- and 4-day intervals after tooth removal. In another, blood was drawn prior to and at 4 hours after exodontia. In the 4-hour study significant changes following extraction were noted for white blood cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, hematocrit, and corrected sedimentation rate. Only the latter factor was found to change significantly in the 4-day study. These results are held to be related to the previously established adrenocortical hyperactivity in patients undergoing comparable dental procedures. (Author)


Descriptors :   *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , HEMATOLOGY , DENTISTRY , ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE , LYMPHOCYTES , ERYTHROCYTES , HEMATOCRIT , HEMOGLOBIN


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