Biological phenomena within a pyramid model - A preliminary study on wound healing

B. G S Rao

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Abstract

The Great pyramid of Egypt has evoked a keen interest, both for its architectural marvel and mystical significance. Strange things (viz sharpening of razors, longer shelflife of vegetables, altered states of consciousness in humans) are said to occur within a pyramid constructed in the exact geometric proportion to that of Great Pyramid and kept with any of its diagonals aligned north-south along the magnetic axis of the earth. Not much is available in the literature that have subjected 'biological phenomenon within a pyramid' to the scientific scrutiny. This is just a preliminary study with that objective. Wound healing, being a physiological response of the body to injury, the measurement of 'breaking strength' of incisional wound offers an easy, objective method of assessing wound healing. The study consisted a 'control group' and 'a test group', each of 12 albino rats (Wistar). A paramedian 1'' incisional wound was created in both the groups. The controls were kept in the usual rat cages while the 'test group' within a wooden pyramid (18'' x 28.25'' x 26.9''). The breaking strength of the wound were assessed on the 10th post-wounding day using Kullkarni's modified Lee and Tong method and the results showed a significantly higher value (P < .05) for the test group. Further there was histological evidence of better wound healing in the test group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1997
Externally publishedYes

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Biological Phenomena
Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries
Egypt
Consciousness
Vegetables
Wistar Rats
Control Groups

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  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology

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In: Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Vol. 41, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 57-61.

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