The effects of stomach loads of hypertonic NaCl on thyroidectomized prepubescent rats.


Prepubescent male and female rats (N = 56) were surgically thyroidectomized and given stomach loads of .9% or 6.0% NaCl. The 6.0% NaCl, thyroidectomized S s responded by decreasing food intake and losing weight 24 hours after loading. Normal S s did not, and no sex difference was found. The .9% NaCl thyroidectomized S s drank significantly less than the… (More)


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