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Bachelor of Science
It is now suspected that the rapid death of adrenalectomized Meriones unguiculatus, Mongolian gerbil, is due to hyperkalemia, which is capable of causing lethal cardiac aberrations.. To this end, heart function was monitored by means of ECG in adrenalectomized, injected and control gerbils in order to compare the ECGs with those of documented experiments with other adrenalectomized animals. The results showed a marked decrease in heart rate and altered ECG waves, especially a decreased T wave. Death following surgery was between 48 and 108 hours.
Kienzle, Randy, "The effect of bilateral adrenalectomy on the electrocardiagram of Meriones unguiculatus" (1986). Honors Theses. 421.