Pineal‐induced alterations in reproductive function and pituitary prolactin in the female rat: The effects of bilateral superior cervical ganglionectomy and nervi conarii transection

David E. Blask, Russel J. Reiter, Linda Y. Johnson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Research
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

Keywords

  • anosmia
  • blinding
  • nervi conarii transection
  • pineal gland
  • prolactin
  • rat
  • superior cervical ganglionectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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