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Salt gland blood flow in the hatchling green turtle, Chelonia mydas

Reina, R


Microsphere and morphometric techniques were used to investigate any circulatory changes that accompany secretion by the salt glands of hatchling Chelonia mydas. Salt glands were activated by a salt load of 27.0 mmol NaCl kg body mass (BM)-1, resulting in a mean sodium secretion rate of 4.14 ± 0.11 mmol Na kg BM-1 h-1 for a single gland. Microsphern entrapment was approximately 160-180 times greater in the active salt gland than the inactive gland, inferring a similar change in blood flow...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
DOI: 10.1007/s003600000136


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