Recovery of rat gastric mucosa following single fluoride dosing.


Rats' stomachs were intubated with 0.1 N HCl or 100 mM NaF in 0.1 N HCl and excised after 1, 12, 24, 48 h or 7 days for light microscopy. The NaF solution caused erosive injury to the oxyntic glandular mucosa 1 h after application. Progressive stages of recovery were seen at 12, 24 and 48 h after fluoride dosing. Complete recovery was seen 7 days after… (More)