Daily Propranolol Administration Reduces Pineal Concretion Formation in the Mongolian Gerbil

M. K. Vaughan, B. N. Joshi, R. J. Reiter

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Abstract

Daily afternoon injections of a β-adrenergic blocking agent, propranolol, for 8 weeks inhibited the number of vacuoles and concretions formed in the gerbil pineal gland. The data suggest that sympathetic input to the pineal gland is necessary for the formation of pineal concretions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-374
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume182
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1986

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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