THE ROLE OF ADRENAL CORTEX IN THE PROCESS OF ACCLIMATIZATION TO HIGH ALTITUDES.
Annual rept., 1 May 65-30 Apr 66,
UNIVERSIDAD PERUANA CAYETANO HEREDIA LIMA INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE LA ALTURA
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The results indicate that exposure to high altitude 4300 meters causes a transitory increase in the adrenal cortex secretion of cortisol. The adrenal cortex can be further stimulated with exogenous ACTH during the first day of exposure to an environment of low oxygen tension. It is also possible to inhibit the adrenal cortex hyperactivity by dexamethasone administration. The biological half-life of a synthetic corticotrophin preparation was studied. Using a new formula for calculation results ranged between 19.4 and 38.7 minutes. Author
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