Birds of Prey (Courtney Family: Third Sequence, Book 1) by Wilbur A. Smith

By Wilbur A. Smith

It's 1667 and the strong naval battle among the Dutch and the English nonetheless rages. Sir Francis Courtney and his son Hal, of their scuffling with caravel, are on patrol off southern Africa, mendacity in look ahead to a galleon of the Dutch East India corporation arriving from the Orient weighted down with spices, bushes and gold... 'The scope is remarkable and the epic scale breathtaking ... Wilbur Smith is one in every of thos benchmarks agains whom others are compared' the days 'Meticulous examine helps consistent pleasure in a fast-moving tale' Washington publish.

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I should be interested to hear, however, whether you think there might be a correlation between this radioactive uptake and the particular type of vascularization of the gland. Wislocki and Icing some years ago (Wislocki, G . , and King, L. S. (1036). Amer. J . , 58,421)found that the permeability of the blood vessels of both lobes of the pituitary gland, of the median eminence of the tuber cinereum and of the pineal gland to intravital dyes was greater than the vessels of the other areas of the central nervous system, and we found a correspondingly greater uptake of radioactive thyroxine in just these same tissues.

The following is our usual procedure: after the injection of radioactive iodine, a sample of blood is withdrawn and centrifuged; the radioactivity is then measured using an equal weight of red blood cells (H) and plasma (P). 10 in 24 hours, and reaches a state of equilibrium. We have observed (Courrier, 1954; Courrier, Morel, Colonge and And&, 1954) that the H/P value and the thyroid activity are closely related, as can be seen from Table I showing results of experiments on rabbits. Time after injection of iVa1311(rabbits) H/P ratio (1 mg.

Halmi: They were on a high iodine diet. Zizine: Ours were on a low iodine diet. Barker: I think a real question is raised by several papers which have appeared using a red blood cell 1311 : plasma 1311ratio. Where you have an active metabolism of 1311as in the thyroid cell, or an active uptake of radioactive hormone, as in extra-thyroidal cells, I think comparison with the plasma 1311 is legitimate. However, I wonder if this ratio is not reversed where the red cell uptake of lalImay not be a physiological mechanism a t all.

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