Plasma glucocorticosteroid and aldosterone levels during physiological and stress conditions in rabbits. II. adult animals.


The pattern of adrenal steroid secretion under basal and stress conditions and the response to tetracosactid (20.0 micrograms/kg body weight) were studied in adult male rabbits. In animals repeatedly stressed by artery puncture, plasma glucocorticosteroid levels were slightly higher than those found in unstressed control animals. The combined stress of… (More)