Pituitary-adrenal function after isolated removal of the median eminence in the rat

I. Merchenthaler, I. Lengvári, B. Rostas, G. Setalo

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Abstract

Removal of the median eminence (ME) resulted in a 30-35% reduction of the weight of the adrenals of female rats as compared to sham-operated controls. Hypophysectomy reduced the adrenal weight by 65-70% during the same period of time. The question arose as to whether the higher adrenal weight of the ME-extomized animals reflected partially maintained hypothalamo-hypophyseal-adrenal function. A combined (ether + blood withdrawal) stress did not cause a significant increase in plasma corticosterone level in animals whose ME was removed 3 weeks earlier. However, 9 weeks following the removal of the ME, female rats responded to the stress. Possible regeneration of axons belonging to the parvicellular neurosecretory system is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndokrinologie
Pages185-191
Number of pages7
Volume77
Edition2
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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Median Eminence
Weights and Measures
Hypophysectomy
Neurosecretory Systems
Corticosterone
Ether
Axons
Weight Loss
Regeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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Merchenthaler, I., Lengvári, I., Rostas, B., & Setalo, G. (1981). Pituitary-adrenal function after isolated removal of the median eminence in the rat. In Endokrinologie (2 ed., Vol. 77, pp. 185-191)

Pituitary-adrenal function after isolated removal of the median eminence in the rat. / Merchenthaler, I.; Lengvári, I.; Rostas, B.; Setalo, G.

Endokrinologie. Vol. 77 2. ed. 1981. p. 185-191.

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Merchenthaler, I, Lengvári, I, Rostas, B & Setalo, G 1981, Pituitary-adrenal function after isolated removal of the median eminence in the rat. in Endokrinologie. 2 edn, vol. 77, pp. 185-191.
Merchenthaler I, Lengvári I, Rostas B, Setalo G. Pituitary-adrenal function after isolated removal of the median eminence in the rat. In Endokrinologie. 2 ed. Vol. 77. 1981. p. 185-191
Merchenthaler, I. ; Lengvári, I. ; Rostas, B. ; Setalo, G. / Pituitary-adrenal function after isolated removal of the median eminence in the rat. Endokrinologie. Vol. 77 2. ed. 1981. pp. 185-191
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