H F Pronker

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The pituitary contents of oxytocin, vasopressin and alpha-MSH were measured in fetal and newborn rats to assess possible changes in their release during the process of labour. In the 24 h period during which delivery is likely to occur in the Wistar rat, both the oxytocin and vasopressin content of the fetal pituitary gland increased, whereas alpha-MSH(More)
To assess whether or not environmental changes may continue to affect measures relating to cortical size, the size of the cerebral cortex of young adult (7 to 8 months) and old (32 to 33 months) "standard" and "enriched" rats were compared. Enriched rats were housed in large cages during 10 weeks and had access to many different objects; age-matched(More)
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