The effect of hydrocortisone on lamb lung function

J. W.C. Johnson, H. S. Limb, K. Kearney, H. Abbey, G. H. Brumley, C. J. Migeon, Peter Lee, R. Scott

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In this study, administration of hydrocortisone to fetal lambs was associated with an increase in lung volume, but alterations in fetal lung surfactant (as measured by alveolar stability, lung extract surface tensions and phosphatidylcholine concentrations) were not discerned. Our findings support recent rhesus monkey studies suggesting that the principal effect of glucocorticoids is upon nonsurfactant components of the lung.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-420
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 26 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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