Histological observations of the adrenal glands of newborn alpacas (Lama pacos)

Carole A. Samuel, J. Sumar, P. W. Nathanielsz

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1. 1. The adrenal glands from 11 alpaca fetuses and newborn were examined histologically. Glands from two fetuses which had been given i.v. cortisol were also examined. 2. 2. The structure of the glands in both pre- and post-partum specimens conformed to the typical mammalian pattern: the cortex was divisible into three zones and the medulla contained two cell types. 3. 3. The development of the alpaca adrenal gland corresponds closely to that of other Artiodactyla.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-396
Number of pages10
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physiology


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