Edematous nerves of galactose-poisoned rats had an increased resistance to ischemic conduction block when compared with control animals. Ischemia was caused by cardiac arrest due to intracardiac air embolism in 1 group and by occlusion of the abdominal aorta in another. In these 2 groups of galactose-fed rats, time to 50% conduction block was increased by 27 and 42%, respectively and the difference between control and galactose rats was significant (P < 0.01 and P < 0.001).
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- Clinical Neurology