Control of compensatory lung growth by adrenal hormones.


The effects of adrenalectomy and/or in vivo treatment with hydrocortisone acetate (HCA;5 mg X kg-1 X day-1) on lung growth were investigated in control and pneumonectomized rats of 250 g body wt. Left pneumonectomy (day 0) initiated rapid hyperplastic growth of the right lung, which was unaffected by HCA. Similarly, HCA had no effect on lung growth in… (More)


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