The effects of trichinosis upon certain excretory products, the adrenals, blood, activity and fur of mesocricetus auratus.
Bernard, George Raymond
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The aims of this research were to measure the "stress" produced in the golden hamster (Hesocricetus auratus) by an experimental infection with Trichinella spiralis, to chart the gradual development of accord between host and parasite, and thirdly, to note any correlations between the urinary and adrenal changes caused by the "stress". The tests used for measuring the stress were: the urinary uric acid/creatinine ratio, the adrenal weight, adrenal ascorbic acid, adrenal non-specific dehydrogenase activity, adrenal sudanophilic lipids, alkaline phosphatase , and birefringence. The urine volume, pH, creatine excretion, and the diazo reaction were also studied.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University