A Study of the Effect of Short-Term Progesterone Treatment on Serum Calcium and Inorganic Phosphorus Concentration in the Rat

Undersökning över inverkan au kortuarig progesteron behandling pä serum kalsium och oorganiskt fosfor hos råtta


Four intact and four parathyroidectomized rats, fed with a low calcium diet, were treated with progesterone, 0.7 mg s.c. daily on four consecutive days, and the effects of the treatment on the serum calcium and inorganic phosphorus were investigated. Four untreated intact rats on the same diet served as controls. The treatment was found to have no influence on the concentrations of the serum calcium or inorganic phosphorus.


Fyra normala och fyra parathyroidektomerade råttor utfodrades med en kalsiumfattig diet samt behandlades med progesteron injektioner, 0,7 mg subcutant dagligen, fyra dagar i följd. Inverkan av denna behandling på kalsium och oorganiskt fosfor i blodserum undersöktes. Fyra obehandlade, normala råttor på samma kalsiumfattiga diet tjänade som kontroller. Ingen inverkan av behandlingen kunde konstateras på koncentrationen av kalsium och oorganiskt fosfor i blodserum.

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Nurmio, P., Valtonen, M. A Study of the Effect of Short-Term Progesterone Treatment on Serum Calcium and Inorganic Phosphorus Concentration in the Rat. Acta Vet Scand 13, 185–190 (1972). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03548571

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