P K Chaturvedi
Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 94 Issue 1 January 1985 pp 79-86
The effect of total body x-irradiation was studied on rats under inanition stress. In response to irradiation an increase in the activity of cortex and medulla was noted in inanition stress administered rats rather than in the normally fed animals. Similarly, rising levels of urinary catecholamines and 5-hydroxytryptamine were observed in the starved animals after irradiation.
Volume 94 Issue 5 October 1985 pp 523-526
In the present study the amount of protection offered by the use of S-phenetyl formamidino 4(N-ethyl isothioamide) morpholine dihydrochloride to adrenal gland was investigated on albino rats against two graded doses of x-rays (1500R each). Total body x-irradiation brought about the hypertrophy and degranulation of adrenal cortical and medullary cells. The extent of hypertrophy and degranulation increased after the 2nd exposure to x-rays. Treatment with S-phenetyl formamidino 4(N-ethyl isothioamide) morpholine dihydrochloride prior to each dose of irradiation precluded the radiation changes caused in the adrenal cortex and medulla of the rats.