Adrenal Hemorrhagic Effect of Thorotrast

Wiley H. Mosley, Leighton E. Cluff, Susanne Bohnet

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Thorotrast administered intravenously has been shown to produce bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in rabbits. This effect is directly related to the dosage of Thorotrast employed, and is more frequently observed in larger rabbits than in small rabbits. Adrenal hemorrhage was dependent upon the particulate material in Thorotrast (thorium dioxide) and was not produced by the dextrin medium alone. The possible role of at least 3 demonstrated activities of Thorotrast—adrenal stimulation, production of multiple coagulation defects, and vascular wall injury is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)774-780
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1965

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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