Effects of low barometric pressure on the chemical composition of the adrenal glands and blood of rats.

@article{Tepperman1947EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of low barometric pressure on the chemical composition of the adrenal glands and blood of rats.},
  author={Jay Tepperman and Helen M. Tepperman},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1947},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          356-63
        }
}
While it is generally agreed that the adrenal cortices play a prominent role in the adaptation of animals to anoxia, the mechanisms involved in the activation of these glands in this circumstance have not yet been described. It is possible that a fuller understanding of these mechanisms will only be achieved when future investigation reveals a more complete picture of the metabolic function of the adrenals than is available at present. However, the technique of testing the biochemical responses… CONTINUE READING

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