January 1977
Volume 16, Issue 1
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Prevention by medroxyprogesterone of perforation in the alkali-burned rabbit cornea: inhibition of collagenolytic activity.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science January 1977, Vol.16, 21-31. doi:
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      N A Newsome, J Gross; Prevention by medroxyprogesterone of perforation in the alkali-burned rabbit cornea: inhibition of collagenolytic activity.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1977;16(1):21-31.

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Abstract

The incidence of perforation and deep ulceration of the alkali-burned rabbit cornea was substantially reduced by topical or parenteral administration of medroxyprogesterone. The mode of action of the hormone is probably at least in part related to its suppressive effects on production of tissue collagenase, as indicated by the considerable reduction in collagenolytic activity by living explants of the treated corneas.

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