L H da Paz

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The authors review the literature regarding the animal models of osteoporosis in two main groups: The resorption-dominant models (oovariectomy, orchiectomy, limbs imobilization, calcium restriction and use of hormonies) and another group, the formation-deficit models (senil rats, SAM mouse, glucocorticoid administration or limbs imobilization.
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of 17beta-estradiol or alendronate in preventing bone loss in 3-month-old ovariectomized Wistar rats. One group underwent sham ovariectomy (control, N = 10), and the remaining three underwent double ovariectomy. One ovariectomized group did not receive any treatment (OVX, N = 12). A second(More)
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