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- Decreased blood volume and increased plasma proteins as a result of increased permeability of blood vessels. This is similar to unconscious state following electric shock.
- No change in the hematocrit value or albumin/globulin.
- A temporary increase in eosinophiles, then after awakening, there is a decrease in number after 4 hours.
- The 17-ketosteroids in the urine: 2 hours after recovery, the amount is very much increased then gradually decreased (lasts 6-8 hours).