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Involvement of corticosterone in food intake, food passage time and in vivo uptake of nutrients in the chicken (Gallus domesticus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10579411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the effect of corticosterone on nutrient transport, 10-week-old male chickens were grouped in 4 categories and treated as follows: sham-operated, adrenalectomised, corticosterone (4 mg/kg injected subcutaneously for 5 d) in both sham-operated and adrenalectomised. The food intake, food passage time and uptake of calcium, phosphorus and glucose were determined by standard procedures. Corticosterone administration to both sham-operated and adrenalectomised groups stimulated significantly higher food intake, delayed food passage time and increased uptake of calcium, phosphorus and glucose, as compared to sham-operated control and adrenalectomised groups. Corticosterone administration increased absorption of these nutrients significantly more in the adrenalectomised group than in the sham-operated controls. Corticosterone also significantly elevated the plasma concentrations of these nutrients. The responses to the hormone were significantly greater in adrenalectomised birds. It is concluded that corticosterone increases food intake and retention and the absorption of calcium, phosphorus and glucose in the alimentary tract.
A Nasir; R P Moudgal; N B Singh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-09     Completed Date:  1999-12-09     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Sciences, Rohikhand University, Bareilly (UP), India.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / metabolism
Chickens / physiology*
Corticosterone / pharmacology*
Energy Intake / drug effects,  physiology*
Feeding Behavior / drug effects,  physiology*
Gastrointestinal Transit / drug effects,  physiology*
Glucose / metabolism
Intestinal Absorption / drug effects
Phosphorus / metabolism
Reference Values
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
50-22-6/Corticosterone; 50-99-7/Glucose; 7440-70-2/Calcium; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus

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