Gastrointestinal secretion of barium - An experimental study

I. B. Syed, F. Hosain, Nirmal S Mann

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Gastrointestinal secretion of intravenously injected barium chloride has been measured in mice using twenty-four hour total body retention of radioactive barium-135m. Various drugs were used in an attempt to suppress the gastrointestinal secretion of barium. Orally administered magnesium sulfate and intravenously injected calcium gluconate increased the total body retention of barium-135m from a normal 55% to about 80%. This increased retention occurred because these agents are known to suppress the gastrointestinal secretion of barium-135m. The use of these agents might help improve bone scans with radioactive barium. Radioactive barium may be used under experimental conditions to study normal and abnormal gastrointestinal secretion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Journal of Proctology Gastroenterology and Colon and Rectal Surgery
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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