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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Anne Funkhouser

First Committee Member

Dale McNeal

Second Committee Member

Lee Christianson


The events of cardiac surgery combined with moderate hypothermia hemodilution perfusion and postoperative respiratory care provide the stimuli for the alteration of K+ levels in red blood cells, plasma, and urine. The purpose of this study was to measure the deviations from normal potassium ion concentrations in an attempt to understand the physiological processes involved.



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