Free 17-Hydroxycorticosteroid Levels in Parotid Fluid, Serum, and Urine Following the Oral Administration of Synthetic Analogs of Hydrocortisone,
SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TEX
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In a study of free 17-hydroxycorticosteroids, measurable levels were consistently found in human parotid fluid. Under the influence of synthetic adrenocortical analogs, altered parotid steroi levels closely paralleled changes evidenced in serum and urine 17-OHCS concentration. These findings suggest that steroid values in parotid fluid can be used as an indicator of adrenocortical status.
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