Accession Number:

ADA036233

Title:

The Sodium and Potassium Content of the Submaxillary Glands of Pilocarpine-Treated Wistar Rats, Cotton Rats, and Chinchillas,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The effect of pilocarpine dosage on submaxillary gland sodium and potassium was determined in three separate experiments utilizing Wistar rats, cotton rats, and chinchillas. Mean sodium levels were in all instances significantly higher in the treated animals than in the controls while the reverse held true for gland potassium content. The NaK ratio was consistently higher in the pilocarpine-treated groups. These results suggest that the source of sodium for the functioning gland greatly exceeds that of potassium.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE