Effect of acute heat stress on rat adrenal medulla — a morphological and ultrastructural study

Dragana Petrovic-Kosanovic, Maja Milosevic, Mirela Budec, Vesna Koko
2012 Open Life Sciences  
AbstractIsolated rat adrenal medulla was analyzed by light and electron microscope after an acute (60 min) exposure to high ambient temperature (38°C). Under these conditions there was a significant rise in plasma adrenaline and noradrenaline. Stereological investigation by light microscopy showed a significant decrease in volume density of cells and an increase in the interstitium. At the ultrastructural level, the profile area of cells, nuclei and cytoplasm of adrenaline cells were
more » ... lls were significantly decreased. After the heat stress numbers of resting granules in adre naline and noradrenaline cells were significantly reduced, while the numbers of altered granules and empty containers in both types of adrenomedullar cells were significantly increased.
doi:10.2478/s11535-012-0044-1 fatcat:uk6ibrefejesforp6rqslxjmxe