The chemical composition of flushings from rat uteri with and without intra-uterine devices.

@article{Breed1972TheCC,
  title={The chemical composition of flushings from rat uteri with and without intra-uterine devices.},
  author={William G. Breed and Philip V Peplow and Pavel Eckstein and Steven A. Barker},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={1972},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          575-84
        }
}
Saline flushings from the uterine horns of rats with unilateral silk sutures (IUDs) were obtained at pro-estrus estrus and on Day 5 of pseudopregnancy (brought about by mechanically stimulating the cervix) and examined chemically for total protein and enzyme activity. No cells were found in the non-IUD horns (control) whereas flushings from IUD horns always contained polyphonuclear leucocytes. Proteins and reducing sugars were significantly increased in horns containing IUDs. The number of… CONTINUE READING