Accession Number : AD0643188

Title :   THE PHYSIOLOGIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CORTICOSTEROIDS IN PAROTID FLUID.

Descriptive Note : Formal progress rept.

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL DEPT OF MEDICINE

Report Date : 15 APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The work aims to further elucidate the usefulness of measuring corticosteroid levels in parotid fluid as an index of the body's response to physiologic stress by an increase in the production of adrenocortical hormones. This elucidation is most necessary for the evaluation of such measurements performed under conditions in which blood sampling is difficult or impossible and parotid fluid steroid levels are used to evaluate physiological status, such as on projected long space missions.

Descriptors :   (*CORTICOSTEROID AGENTS, *SALIVA), (*ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)), SECRETION, ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE, TRACER STUDIES, LABELED SUBSTANCES

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE