Metabolic and hormonal response to endotoxin fever in fed and starved one-week rabbits.


The metabolic and hormonal effect of Escherichia coli endotoxin injected intraperitoneally was studied in fed and starved rabbits aged 6-9 days. Fed rabbits responded to endotoxin with fever, starved animals became hypothermic. Endotoxin caused a transient rise in blood glucose in both groups which was associated with a rise in plasma insulin concentration… (More)


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