Polymethacrylic Acid: Effects on Lymphocyte Output of the Thoracic Duct in Rats

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Science  31 Jan 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3866, pp. 471-472
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3866.471


The synthetic polyanion, polymethacrylic acid, was applied intravenously to thoracic duct cannulated rats. An increase of the lymphocyte count occurred in the lymph and in the peripheral blood. Polymethacrylic acid mobilized the lymphocytes from the reservoirs.

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