Biochemical Responses of Rats to Auditory Stress

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Science  22 May 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3360, pp. 1424-1425
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3360.1424


Prolonged, intense auditory stimulation caused a marked reduction in glutathione levels in the blood of female rats. The frequency of the response was significant statistically and was related inversely to the recovery rate after auditory stimulation. An increase in adrenal weights and ascorbic acid, as well as a decrease in total adrenal cholesterol, were noted.