The effect of chronic underfeeding on organ weights of rats. How to interpret organ weight changes in cases of marked growth retardation in toxicity tests?

@article{Schaerer1977TheEO,
  title={The effect of chronic underfeeding on organ weights of rats. How to interpret organ weight changes in cases of marked growth retardation in toxicity tests?},
  author={Karl Schaerer},
  journal={Toxicology},
  year={1977},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={45-56}
}
Growing male rats were kept on a restricted feed intake. After 13 weeks they reached a final body weight of 250 g in comparison with 366 g of their ad lib. fed controls. The relative weights of the heart, kidneys, spleen, pituitary and prostate/seminal vesicle were not altered by underfeeding. The relative weights of the brain, adrenals and tests were… CONTINUE READING