Within the rostral one centimetre of the Echidna beak, three specialised receptors were found: a mucous sensory gland, a rod-like structure, and an innervated epidermal pit. The mucous sensory gland consists of a dermal mucous gland and a modified epidermal portion. Bulbous nerve terminals, similar to those reported for the Platypus, were found within the… (More)
Background: Aortic atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) are closely linked. Early detection of aortic atherosclerosis with the adoption of appropriate preventive measures may therefore help to reduce mortality and morbidity related to CAD. Arterial remodeling, by which the wall adapts to physiological or pathological insults by a change in… (More)
Fluid resuscitation is the foundation of management in burn patients and is the topic of considerable research. One adjunct in burn resuscitation is continuous, high-dose vitamin C (ascorbic acid) infusion, which may reduce fluid requirements and thus decrease the risk for over resuscitation. Research in preclinical studies and clinical trials has shown… (More)
Adrenalectomized male rats received a nominal dose of 47.6 micrograms/day aldosterone for 14 days by daily injections, osmotic minipumps, or controlled-release pellets. Plasma aldosterone concentrations were barely detectable (< 20 pg/ml) 24 h after rats received aldosterone by injection, remained constant at 200 pg/ml in rats with osmotic minipumps, and… (More)
In the decerebrate rabbit etomidate caused dose-related decreases in mean arterial pressure and preganglionic sympathetic nerve activity. There were no significant alterations in heart rate. Etomidate was found to have no effect on the baroreceptor reflex. In pithed animals the effects of etomidate were of short duration and of a lesser magnitude than in… (More)
To determine whether individuals showing vivid imagery would produce more Movement responses on the Rorschach, subjects high and low in visual imagery (ns = 14) were compared. Contary to previous reports, no positive relationships were found between visual imagery and Rorschach M.