Morphological study on the adrenal gland of the lion(Panthera leo)

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  • Park, Joo-hee (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Ku, Sae-kwang (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Jae-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Hyeung-sik (Department of Biology, Kyungsan University)
  • 박주희 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 구세광 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이재현 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이형식 (경산대학교 생물학과)
  • Received : 1997.03.04
  • Published : 1997.09.25

Abstract

The morphological and immunohistochemical characteristics of the adrenal gland of the lion(Panthera leo) have been studied. In the light microscopic level, the adrenal gland was surrounded by thick capsules arid weak development of the zona glomerulosa was detected. Some medullary tissues were directly connected with capsules, however the adrenal gland in the lion 'demonstrated somewhat pseudolobulated appearance. Weakly or strongly stained chromogranin-immunoreactive cells were detected in medullary regions of the adrenal gland of the lion by immunohistochemistry, and weakly stained chromogranin-immunoreactive cells were detected more frequent than strongly stained ones.