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      Vitamin C; adrenal medulla; epinephrine-norepinephrine content; thymolymphatic system; gonadectomy

    • Abstract


      Administration of vitamin C to juvenile castrated pigeons leads to a fall in the adrenal epinephrine level, but no significant change in the norepinephrine level is noted. Since the role of vitamin C in converting dopamine to norepinephrine is anticipated, it has been surmised that the bursa of Fabricius (thymolymphatic organ) might be responsible for the inability of these young birds to respond to vitamin C treatment.

    • Author Affiliations


      Shilla Chatterjee1 Dhananjay Pal1 Asok Ghosh1

      1. Histophysiology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, 35 Ballygunge Circular Road, Calcutta - 700 019, India
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