Galactose Toxicity in the Chick: Hyperosmolality

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Science  26 Nov 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4012, pp. 952-954
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4012.952


Galactose-fed chicks have been found to develop severe hyperosmolar dehydration. Although biochemical abnormalities have been observed in the brain of the galactose-toxic chick, the observed physiologic alteration of serum osmolality could be the major factor responsible for the galactose toxicity syndrome in the chick.