EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON SOME SERUM ENZYMES AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN LARGE ANIMALS
Technical rept. 1 Apr 1962-7 Jun 1965
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
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This report summarizes the results of determinations of serum zinc, copper, malic dehydrogenase MDH, lactic dehydrogenase LDH, glutamic- oxalacetic transaminase SGOT, and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase SGPT in large mammals following various types and doses of radiation. The principal subjects were mature sheep although beagle dogs and miniature swine were also used. The radiation sources were a cobalt-60 teletherapy unit, a 250-kvp X-ray therapy unit, and a Godiva II pulsed fission-spectrum neutron reactor. Results indicate that the quantity and type of irradiation received by these animals cannot be determined from these parameters.