The reproductive organs of female rats subjected to blinding and anosmia were hypotrophic while pituitary prolactin stores were markedly depressed in these animals. All of the effects of dual sensory deprivation were reversed by either superior cervical ganglionectomy or nervi conarii transection. It was concluded that both of these surgical procedures were as effective as pinealectomyin reversing the pineal‐induced alterations in the reproductive physiology of the blind‐anosmic female rat.
- nervi conarii transection
- pineal gland
- superior cervical ganglionectomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience