Accession Number : AD0654292
Title : RAPID TRANSFER OF CORTISOL FROM THE BLOODSTREAM TO PAROTID FLUID.
Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Apr-31 May 66,
Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
Personal Author(s) : Shannon,Ira L.
Report Date : APR 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The time required for injected cortisol to appear in significant quantity in parotid fluid has been determined in healthy young adult males. Following intravenous injection, a significant (P < .01) increase in 17-OHCS concentration in parotid fluid was detectable in samples collected from the time of injection to 5 minutes thereafter. When cortisol was administered intramuscularly, the parotid 17-OHCS concentration increased significantly (P < .01) at 15 minutes after dosage. This rapid transfer of cortisol from the blood stream to parotid fluid suggests that parotid fluid steroid measurements possess potential in monitoring adrenocortical responses of even a fleeting nature. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SALIVA, CORTICOSTEROID AGENTS), INJECTIONS(MEDICINE), DOSAGE, STEROIDS, ADRENAL CORTEX, PHYSIOLOGY, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, DENTISTRY, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)
Subject Categories : Biochemistry
Anatomy and Physiology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE