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The regional and cyclic changes in the murine genital epithelium were studied by transmission and scanning electron microscopy to provide a morphological standard to serve as a basis for investigation of host-parasite relationships in genital infections. Thus, we examined not only mucosal epithelial cell changes, but also surface mucus, normal flora and(More)
The ultrastructural changes in pulmonary alveoli produced by transtracheal inoculation of 10(6) and 10(8) CFU of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 5 in gnotobiotic piglets were studied after 1 and 4 h. At 1 h postinoculation (p.i.) with 10(6) or 10(8) CFU, no gross change in lung and no evidence of infiltration of cells into alveoli was observed. At(More)
Surgical reduction of luteal tissue to about 20% of its total mass on day 5 pc was found to maintain gestation till term. A high degree of fetal loss was, however, evident. An identical surgical manipulation at the end of maximal luteal maturity, that is, on day 16 pc, resulted in normal maintenance of gestation. Fetal growth and their survival rate were(More)
Reproductive dysfunction in the female diabetic rat is associated with impaired hypothalamic-hypophyseal system, anovulation, insufficiency of ovarian steroidogenesis and spontaneous failure of pregnancy. Formation of decidua, the highly modified endometrium of pregnancy and pseudopregnancy could only be achieved when the uterus was sensitized by a sequence(More)
Indomethacin, a specific prostaglandin synthetase inhibitor, was found to block ovulation in rats when scheduled at 1200h on day 4 of the cycle. The same regimen was ineffective at 1800h, but its antiovulatory efficacy was estimated to be about 50% when given at 1600h. An injection of indomethacin given concurrently with prostaglandin F2a allowed ovulation(More)
Insertion of a unilateral intrauterine device (IUD) on day 1 pc in rabbits and rats or day 2 pc in mice is found to interrupt pregnancy in the device-bearing uterine horn, but does not affect blastocyst implantation or fetal development of the contralateral side. It is also evident that following surgical ablation of the ovary of the non-IUD side, the ovary(More)