A Note on the Effect of Trifluoroacetate on the Growth of Rat Liver

  • D. A. Blake
  • J. Q. Barry
  • H. F. Cascorbi


The influence of trifluoroacetic acid (TFAA) and sodium trifluoroacetate (TFA) on the liver weight to body weight ratio was measured in rats by two methods. When TFA or TFAA were added to the drinking water at a concentrate of 1 Normal, rats became dehydrated and a slight increase in the ratio was noted after ten days. However, when these substances were administered to rats (1 ml per day) by gastric intubation no change in the ratio was noted after eight days.


Trifluoroacetic Acid Trifluoroacetate Rat Liver Weight 


Trifluoressigsäure Trifluoroacetat Ratte Lebergewicht 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Blake
    • 1
  • J. Q. Barry
    • 1
  • H. F. Cascorbi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Maryland, School of PharmacyBaltimoreUSA

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