Effects of blinding, pinealectomy and superior cervical ganglionectomy on free thyroxine index of male golden hamsters

J. Vriend, J. W. Sackman, R. J. Reiter

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Abstract

Blinding young male golden hamsters led to a depression of the plasma free thyroxine index after an 8 wk period. Removal of either the pineal gland or the superior cervical ganglia of blind hamsters reversed the effects of blinding on free thyroxine index. No significant effects were observed 2 wk after treatment. Previously reported effects of blinding, and removal of the pineal gland or the superior cervical ganglia on testicular weight were confirmed. A similar mechanisms of pineal inhibition of thyroid function and gonadal function is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)758-762
Number of pages5
JournalActa Endocrinologica
Volume86
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1977

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  • Endocrinology

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