Time course of K
, the transport rate constant for FITC-D70 from blood to alveoli. Open circles = group 1 which was a control group (n = 3); Open squares = group 2 which was a control group with terbutaline infusion (n = 3); Filled circles = group 3 which was the OA injury group (n = 7); Filled squares = group 4 which was the OA injury with late terbutaline infusion group (n = 6).
P < 0.05 early recovery versus late recovery in group 4 (OA + terbutaline) (intra-group comparison by analysis of variance and the post-hoc test of Tukey-Kramer). FITC-D70 = fluorescein-labeled dextran; K
= coefficient of capillary-alveolar leakage; OA = oleic acid.