J J Swarts

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The effects of intravenous (iv) administration of the opioid antagonists naloxone and naltrexone on the restraint-induced suppression of the pro-estrous LH surge were studied in cyclic female rats. To minimize stress during repeated blood sampling, the rats were provided with a jugular vein cannula. Restraint stress for 6 hrs starting at t = -1 h (the onset(More)
The effect of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection or infusion of various doses of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) on the LH and FSH surge was studied in pro-oestrous rats supplied with a jugular vein and an i.c.v. cannula. Additionally, we investigated if arginine vasopressin (AVP) was involved in the CRH-induced alterations to the surge of(More)
Sodium pentobarbital (Nembutal) is often used to block the pro-oestrous luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in rats. Nembutal is also known to lower body temperature. This study was designed to investigate whether Nembutal affected the time course of meiosis and timing of ovulation induced by exogenous hormones, and whether the possible effects of Nembutal on(More)
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