Mangos, George; Turner, Steven; Fraser, Tafline; Whitworth, Judith
Objective: Corticotrophin (ACTH)-induced hypertension in the rat is prevented by L- but not D-arginine. We examined the effects of exogenous corticosterone in the male Sprague Dawley (SD) rat to determine whether ACTH-induced hypertension is mediated by corticosterone. Methods: Exogenous corticosterone (10, 20 or 40 mg/kg per day) or sham (polyethylene glycol (PEG) 1 ml/kg per day) was injected subcutaneously in divided doses (s/c b.d.) over 15 treatment days to 40 SD rats (n = 10 each group)....[Show more]
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