Hematocrit as an index of changes in plasma volume in conscious dogs

J. R. Dietz, Irving H Zucker, P. Bie, J. P. Gilmore

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Hematocrit (HCT) measurements were made in intact and splenectomized conscious dogs to determine if observed decreases in HCT were produced by plasma volume expansion or splenic sequestration of erythrocytes. We found that in conscious dogs HCT is a poor indicator of changes in plasma volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1064-1065
Number of pages2
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1979


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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