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Surface-dependence of the Peritoneal Response to Agar Gel

Naturevolume 193pages494495 (1962) | Download Citation



IN the course of experiments in which solid agar ‘pellets’ laden with silica dust were inserted into the rat's peritoneal cavity, it was discovered that the reaction of the peritoneum to agar itself was greatly influenced by the state of the surface of the pellet. The results appear to have a bearing on inflammation and fibrogenesis.

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  1. Department of Pathology, St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London

    • R. C. CURRAN
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