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Effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on hepatic function in the duck

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, C

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DOI: 10.1016/0306-4492(80)90041-6

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Abstract

1. The indocyanine green dye clearance test for hepatic function was determined in mallard ducks before and during the chronic ingestion (7 months) of representative paraffinic or aromatic petroleum hydrocarbons (PH). 2. No mortality or visible symptoms of toxicity occured in any of the tests. Ingestion of 4000 ppm aromatic PH produced significant increases in liver (25%), plasma clearance of indocyanine green (33%) and hepatic blood flow (30%). 3. Although the aromatics elicited a greater hepatic stress response than the paraffins, the ducks tolerated high concentrations of PH for extended periods.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on hepatic function in the duck
Series title:
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, C
DOI:
10.1016/0306-4492(80)90041-6
Volume
65
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
33-36
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, C
First page:
33
Last page:
36
Number of Pages:
4