Table 1.

Absolute and relative masses of adrenal gland and all cortical zones in rat under control and heat stressed conditions

Condition
Mass (mg)ControlStressedP value
Adrenal gland    
   Absolute mass 19.5±1.75 13.9±1.32 <0.05 
   Relative mass 9.6±0.69 7.3±0 <0.05 
Capsule 1.1±0.19 0.8±0.15 NS 
Cortex 17.5±1.64 12.0±1.09 <0.05 
   Zona glomerulosa 2.7±0.5 1.4±0.3 NS 
   Zona fasciculata 12.7±1.1 8.7±0.6 <0.05 
   Zona reticularis 2.1±0.2 1.9±0.3 NS 
Medulla 0.9±0.05 1.1±0.10 NS 
Condition
Mass (mg)ControlStressedP value
Adrenal gland    
   Absolute mass 19.5±1.75 13.9±1.32 <0.05 
   Relative mass 9.6±0.69 7.3±0 <0.05 
Capsule 1.1±0.19 0.8±0.15 NS 
Cortex 17.5±1.64 12.0±1.09 <0.05 
   Zona glomerulosa 2.7±0.5 1.4±0.3 NS 
   Zona fasciculata 12.7±1.1 8.7±0.6 <0.05 
   Zona reticularis 2.1±0.2 1.9±0.3 NS 
Medulla 0.9±0.05 1.1±0.10 NS 

Values are means ± s.e.m. (N=5).

NS, not significant.

Relative mass, adrenal mass (mg) as % of body mass.

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