To determine whether arachidonic acid (AA) alters alveolar epithelial permeability, we studied the effect of both continuous intravenous and aerosolized AA on clearance of [99m]Tc-DTPA from lung to blood in rabbits. Although intravenous AA increased prostacylin production and aerosolized AA decreased systemic blood pressure, neither continuous intravenous nor aerosolized AA augmented alveolar epithelial permeability.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology|
|State||Published - Apr 29 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)