Sodium Bicarbonate: Increase in Survival Rate of Rats Inhaling Oxygen

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Science  23 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3582, pp. 719-720
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3582.719


The injection daily of 50 milliters of 0.15M sodium bicarbonate per kilogram of body weight significantly decreased the mortality rate of rats inhaling 95-to 98-percent oxygen. This treatment did not prevent the occurrence of degenerative changes in the germinal epithelium of the tests.