RAPID TRANSFER OF CORTISOL FROM THE BLOODSTREAM TO PAROTID FLUID.
Rept. for 1 Apr-31 May 66,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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The time required for injected cortisol to appear in significant quantity in parotid fluid has been determined in healthy young adult males. Following intravenous injection, a significant P .01 increase in 17-OHCS concentration in parotid fluid was detectable in samples collected from the time of injection to 5 minutes thereafter. When cortisol was administered intramuscularly, the parotid 17-OHCS concentration increased significantly P .01 at 15 minutes after dosage. This rapid transfer of cortisol from the blood stream to parotid fluid suggests that parotid fluid steroid measurements possess potential in monitoring adrenocortical responses of even a fleeting nature. Author
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