Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    Postmortem Biochemical Changes in Canine Cerebrospinal Fluid

    (Received 19 May 1979; accepted 31 July 1979)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Time and temperature effects on postmortem cerebrospinal fluid samples from 60 adult mongrel dogs were studied. After death the dogs were held at 4, 20, or 37°C for intervals of 3, 6, 12, 24, or 48 h. Antemortem and postmortem cerebrospinal fluid was evaluated for sodium, chloride, potassium, urea nitrogen, glucose, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, and carbon dioxide. Sodium and urea nitrogen values remained stable. Chloride levels decreased. Potassium and phosphorus levels increased with postmortem interval and may be of forensic science value. Low levels of postmortem calcium might indicate antemortem hypocalcemia; high levels of postmortem glucose may indicate antemortem hyperglycemia. Calcium and creatinine levels increased slightly but continually after death; carbon dioxide values dropped.


    Author Information:

    Strafuss, AC
    Veterinary pathologists, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan,

    Schoning, P
    Veterinary pathologists, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan,


    Stock #: JFS10937J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10937J

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    Title Postmortem Biochemical Changes in Canine Cerebrospinal Fluid
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