Thomas P O'Neill

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Hibernomas are rare neoplasms originating in brown adipose tissue of humans and other animal species, including laboratory animals. Background incidence values for these tumors in all common strains of laboratory rats are generally accepted as being <0.1%. Between April 2000 and April 2007, however, sixty-two hibernomas (an overall prevalence of 3.52%) were(More)
When norepinephrine was applied microiontophoretically to certain neurons in the pontine reticular formation of rats, it produced an increase in neuronal firing like that produced by noxious stimulation. Previous studies have shown that both noxious stimulus- and norepinephrine-evoked increases in neuronal firing are mediated by alpha-adrenoceptors. These(More)
Three-hundred Fischer 344 rats and 300 C57BL/6 mice of each sex were divided into three treatment groups and exposed intermittently (6 hr/day, 5 days/week) to JP-4 jet fuel vapors at concentrations of 0, 1000, and 5000 mg/m3 for 12 months. At exposure termination, 10% of the animals were killed and those remaining were held for a 12-month postexposure(More)
Gas oils, used to manufacture diesel fuel and residential heating oil, are complex hydrocarbon substances with carbon numbers of C9-C30 and boiling ranges of approximately 150 °C to 450 °C. Target organ (liver enlargement, reduced thymus weights, and reductions in hematological parameters) and developmental (reduced fetal viability, increased resorption(More)
Heavy fuel oil (HFO) category substances are used to manufacture HFO, a product used in industrial boilers and marine diesel engines. Commercial HFOs and blending stream components are substances of complex and variable composition, composed of C20 to >C50 hydrocarbons, although lower molecular weight material may be added to reduce viscosity and improve(More)
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration has received several petitions which raise the question of the significance of an increased number of treated rats with foci of hepatocellular alteration. Study pathologists are responsible for defining the diagnostic criteria used in any study to diagnose proliferative changes in the liver. Similarly, study(More)
In a squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), monitored clinically for five years, histopathological review revealed diffuse lymphoblastic lymphocytes infiltrating the thyroid, kidney, liver, pancreas, adrenal medulla, internal fat, extramedullary hematopoietic foci in the spleen and liver, and a mild chronic peritonitis.