Accession Number:

AD0269823

Title:

METABOLISM OF RUTHENIUM IN THE RAT

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AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Seventeen Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intramuscularly and intraperitoneally with ruthenium-106. The amount of this isotope was determined daily for 5 weeks in the urine and feces. Animals were sacrificed at intervals and the various organs were analyzed for ruthenium. It was noted from this experiment that the pathways of absorption, metabolism, and excretion are dependent on the route of administration of ruthenium. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE