The effect of short term lithium treatment on the leukocyte, liver and muscle carbohydrate metabolism of guinea-pigs


Altan N., Engin A., Hizel N., Ongun Ö., ÇEVİK C.

General Pharmacology, vol.24, no.6, pp.1491-1493, 1993 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0306-3623(93)90441-y
  • Journal Name: General Pharmacology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1491-1493
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

1. 1. The effect of lithium treatment on the leukocyte, liver and muscle glycogen levels of guinea-pigs has been studied. 2. 2. A 4-week treatment with lithium chloride (5 mmol/l i.p. in saline) increased leukocyte, liver and muscle glycogen and decreased blood glucose levels. 3. 3. These results strongly suggest that a lithium-induced insulin-like effect may be related to the long term effect. © 1993.