After devising a very delicate, modified recording mercury manometer, it was found possible to obtain direct blood pressure curves from the abdominal aorta of anaesthetised rats, previously fed upon specific normal and vitamin deficient diets and thus make comparisons. About 75 animals were used, one-half of this number being normals to check about equally against A and B deficient animals. The records from 22 normals, on growing rations, showed an average of 84 mm. Hg, with the exception of one extremely high and one extremely low figure. The majority were close to the general average. This figure is strikingly close to the figure cited by Uhlmann, where he found the normal pressure in rabbits to be about 90 mm. Hg.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Cook, H. B. and Baldwin, F. M.
"The Effect of Vitamin Deficiency on Blood Pressure in Rats,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 31(1), 417-417.
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