Metabolic Effects Of Cyproterone Acetate And Corticosterone In The Chicken Callus Domesticus
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The metabolic effects of corticosterone were compared with those of cyproterone acetate , a steroidogenic inhibitor with suggested corticoid-like effects. Corticosterone significantly increased serum levels of glucose, triglycerides, globulins and uric a cid. No significant changes were observed in serum total cholesterol, LDL. HDL and albumin with corticosterone treatment. Cyproteron e acetate did not alter any of the studied parameters. It is concluded from this study that as cyproterone acetate is devuid of any glucocorticoid-like activity, it can be used as a reliable adrenal suppressor in chickens.