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Responses of leukocytes and other hematologic parameters to thermal dehydration.


Effects of thermal dehydration without exercise on leukocyte differentials, serum protein fractions, and other hematologic characteristics were studied in six healthy subjects. Both leukocyte and serum total protein levels increased beyond that predicted by hemoconcentration alone. Eosinophil counts decreased significantly, although other leukocyte counts tended to increase. Serum globulin concentrations tended to increase, but the albumin level did not change. Serum K+ concentration was elevated, but Na+ and Cl- were unaffected. It is suggested that thermal dehydration affects blood leukocyte composition and protein metabolism in many of the same ways as physical exercise.

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