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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The anti-thyroid drug, propylthiouracil (PTU), when fed to female rats at the dietary level of 0.1% has a slight effect on the average number of young per litter if administered during the preconception period or gestation but if administered continuously during these periods results in a much lower litter size. PTU treatment of mothers during lactation results in cretin-like young and poor survival rates during lactation and after weaning. Ratios of thyroid weight to body weight indicate transfer of PTU to young during gestation and lactation.

Publication Date

1962

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

69

Issue

1

First Page

624

Last Page

635

Copyright

© Copyright 1962 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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