Natural adrenocorticosteroids do not restore resistance to endotoxin in the adrenalectomized mouse.

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Chronic loss of adrenocorticosteroid activity by adrenalectomy (10 days) or acute inhibition of glucocorticoid receptor function by injection of an anti-progestin (RU-38486) increased sensitivity to lipopolysaccharide about 200-fold, compared to that of control animals. Daily subcutaneous injection of a mixture of the natural glucocorticoid corticosterone… (More)

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