Degenerative changes in the cardiovascular system of the spawning Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).

@article{Robertson1961DegenerativeCI,
  title={Degenerative changes in the cardiovascular system of the spawning Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).},
  author={O. H. Robertson and B. C. Wexler and Benjamin L. Miller},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={1961},
  volume={9},
  pages={826-34}
}
ACCOMPANYING sexual maturation and . spawning of the Pacific salmons, there occurs a series of histological and physiological changes which simulate closely those characteristic of Cushing's syndrome and experimental hyperadrenocortieism." These consist principally of marked hyperplasia of the adrenal cortical tissue, a many-fold increase in the plasma concentration of 17-hydroxycorticosteroids, depletion of the lymphocytes from spleen and thymus, hyperglycemia, hypokalemia, hypertrophy of the… CONTINUE READING