Janete A A Franci

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The objective of the present study was to determine the participation of the locus ceruleus (LC) in the regulation of the estrous cycle and of luteinizing hormone (LH) release on the afternoon of proestrus and in ovariectomized rats. Lesions of the LC on the morning of proestrus blocked the preovulatory surge of LH in the afternoon of the same day. The(More)
The anteroventral region of the third ventricle (AV3V) is critical in mediating osmotic sensitivity. AV3V lesions increase plasma osmolality and block osmotic-induced vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) secretion. The aim was to evaluate the effects of AV3V lesions on neurosecretion under control/water replete conditions and after 48 h dehydration. The focus(More)
We have assessed the value of routine preoperative tests in asymptomatic patients and their influence on anaesthetic and surgical decisions. We studied 3131 ASA I and II patients from four general hospitals undergoing elective surgical procedures. A retrospective review of the medical records revealed that 853 (27%) patients had some abnormal test result,(More)
BACKGROUND Melatonin is associated with direct or indirect actions upon female reproductive function. However, its effects on sex hormones and steroid receptors during ovulation are not clearly defined. This study aimed to verify whether exposure to long-term melatonin is able to cause reproductive hormonal disturbances as well as their role on sex steroid(More)
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