The role of the parathyroid glands in adrenocorticotrophin-induced hypertension in the rat.

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The aim of this study was to determine whether parathyroidectomy (PTx) would modify hypertension secondary to adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) administration. Male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned to one of five groups; (i) sham (saline) treatment (NaCl 0.9% s/c 0.5 ml/kg/day), (ii) ACTH treatment (Synacthen Depot 0.5 mg/kg/day), (iii) saline/PTx… (More)

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