Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
versión impresa ISSN 0074-0276
FREIRE-MAIA, Lineu; FERREIRA, Marcelo Carvalho y SILVA, Carlos Gomes da. Hiperglicemia na intoxicação escorpiônica experimental em cão. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 1959, vol.57, n.1, pp. 105-114. ISSN 0074-0276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761959000100008.
The production of hyperglycemia during the acute phase of scorpion poisoning produced by T. bahiensis in dogs is confirmed now. The highest degree on average, was reached 10 minutes after the injection of venom. In our hands, the previous bilateral adrenalectomy did not avoid the hyperglycemia. The average of the blood sugar level has been similar to that observed in dogs with adrenal glands, the highest blood sugar level was also registered after 10 minutes. The hyperglycemia obtained in adrenolectomized dogs is, probably, due to the liberation of Sympatin (Nor-adrenalin and adrenalin) as a consequence of the central excitation by the poison on the hepatic nerves and other ganglionar terminations of the Sympathetic Nervous System. Our present researches suggest that the venom has adrenergic action besides the central action.