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Blood platelet behaviour during infusion of an Intralipid based intravenous feeding mixture
  1. W. R. Burnham,
  2. S. R. Cockbill,
  3. S. Heptinstall,
  4. S. Harrison

    Abstract

    Blood platelet behaviour was studied in six patients during infusion of an Intralipid-based intravenous feeding mixture. Lower concentrations of sodium arachidonate were required to induce platelets to aggregate and to undergo a release reaction during intravenous feeding than were required before or after intravenous feeding. This change was not due to a change in serum albumin level. The platelet behaviour that was induced by adenosine diphosphate or by adrenaline remained unchanged during intravenous feeding.

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