Effect of Adrenalectomy on the Excitability of Plantar Sweat Glands in Albino Rats

Kazukuni Yamashita
1959 Tohoku journal of experimental medicine  
The present study was undertaken in order to show how the removal of adrenal glands affects the excitability of plantar sweat glands in rats. In so far as we know, no evidence has been provided on this point. Experiments were performed on adult male rats. The excitability of the plantar sweat glands was measured by determining the minimum effective con centration of mecholyl for causing local sweating. After excluding the spontane ous sweating by ether anesthesia, mecholyl chloride (Merck)
more » ... loride (Merck) dissolved in 0.9% NaCl solution was injected intradermally, and sweat secretion was visualized by use of the iodine starch method of Wada and Takagaki.
doi:10.1620/tjem.69.306 fatcat:2d4zfvddxnhozizfloezjvhqva