Effect of Acute Starvation on the Adrenals of the White Rat

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SINCE McCarrison1 in 1919 and Vincent2 in 1920 recorded the enlargement of the adrenals in the pigeon and the rat as a result of acute starvation, this anomalous result has been generally considered a hypertrophy3,4 ; no other tissue enlarges from such treatment.

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    McCarrison, R., Indian J. Med. Res., 6, 275 (1919).

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    Vincent, S., and Hollenberg, M. S., Endocrin, 4, 408 (1920); J. Physiol., 54, P. lxix (1920–21).

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    Tepperman, J., Engel, F. L., and Long, C. N. H., Endocrin, 32, 373 (1943).

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    Goldzieher, M. A., "Adrenal Glands in Health and Disease" (Phila., 1945)

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    McCarrison, R., "Studies in Deficiency Diseases" (London, 1921).

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    Marrian, G. F., Biochem. J., 22, 836 (1928).

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CAMERON, A., CARMICHAEL, J. Effect of Acute Starvation on the Adrenals of the White Rat. Nature 157, 483 (1946) doi:10.1038/157483a0

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