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The effects of furosemide on the subcommissural organ cells in rats


, : The effects of furosemide on the subcommissural organ cells in rats. Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Slaskiego w Katowicach (1101): 9-24

In this study we tried to confirm that SCO is involved in the processes of osmoregulation. Therefore, we analysed the secretory activity of SCO cells in relation to the activities of the hypothalamic neurosecretory nuclei in while rats after the experimental administration of a dehydrating agent, i.e. furosemide. Males of white rats of the Wistar/Bog. line were used. The animals were 1 month old. Three groups were established. In the control group I (K1) the rats received as much food and drinking water was required. In the control group II (K2) the rats were deprived of water but additionally had a dose of 1 mg/24 hr of physiological saline injected interperitoneally. In the experimental group (E) the rats did not receive any water but additionally had a dose of 0.0097 ml/l g b.w. of furosemide injected interperitoneally. The experiment lasted for 5 days. The sectioned material was stained according to Gomori-Bargmann's and Bock's methods. Functional changes in cells were evaluated karyometrically. The metabolic processes which are intrinsic of the secretory activity of cells were analysed by using histochemical reactions revealing the activities of SDH, LDH, G6-PD and TPP. The changes observed after the experimental administration of furosemide suggest that dehydration exerts (to acertain degree) an inhibitory effect on the secretory activity of SCO cells. Our results seem to confirm the fact that ependymal SCO cells are actively engaged in the processes of osmoregulation.

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