Stereotypic Responses to Infection and Inflammation: Probable Activation of Phagocytic Cells
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD
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There is a sequence of stereotypic metabolic changes in rats subjected to inflammation or infection. In each stress, rats respond with increases in body temperature and plasma insulin and with decreases in plasma zinc, ketone bodies, and free fatty acids. The data suggest that infection or inflammation causes an activation of phagocytic cells and also that leukocytic endogenous mediator, when injected into rats, causes some of the same alterations. Rats doubly vagotomized respond to infection in the same fashion as intact rats.
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