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Organophosphate inhibition of avian salt gland Na, K-ATPase activity

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, C

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DOI: 10.1016/0306-4492(82)90175-7

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Abstract

1. Adult black ducks (Anas rubripes) were given freshwater or saltwater (1.5% NaCl) for 11 days and half of each group was also given an organophosphate (17 p.p.m. fenthion) in the diet on days 6-11. 2. After 11 days, ducks drinking saltwater had lost more weight and had higher plasma Na and uric acid concentrations and osmolalities than birds drinking freshwater. 3. Saltwater treatment stimulated the salt gland to increased weight and Na, K-ATPase activity. 4. Fenthion generally reduced plasma and brain cholinesterase activity and depressed cholinesterase and Na, K-ATPase activities in salt glands of birds drinking saltwater.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Organophosphate inhibition of avian salt gland Na, K-ATPase activity
Series title:
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, C
DOI:
10.1016/0306-4492(82)90175-7
Volume
73
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
101-107
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, C
First page:
101
Last page:
107
Number of Pages:
7