Physiologic Changes in the Dog Anesthetized with Thiamylal and Enflurane.
MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE COUNTY BALTIMORE
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Enflurance anesthesia with thiamylal induction in the dog produced only slight statistically insignificant changes in the heart rate and the mean systemic blood pressure. A significant depression of the respiratory rate with an associated significant increase in the arterial partial pressure of CO2 was produced, accompanied by a decrease in the blood pH. Progressive drop of the body temperature occurred throughout anesthesia. Significant hematologic changes included a reduction in the packed cell volume and the erythrocyte and leukocyte counts. The only significant change in the blood chemistry was an increase in alkaline phosphatase at 24 and 48 hours after induction of anesthesia. Author