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This study was designed to characterize, in anterior, mediobasal, and posterior hypothalamic and median eminence, the 24h changes of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and taurine (TAU) contents in adult male rats and to analyze whether chronic hyperprolactinemia may affect these patterns. Rats were turned hyperprolactinemic by a pituitary graft. Plasma(More)
The neuroendocrine sequelae of acute or chronic superior cervical ganglionectomy in control or pituitary-grafted rats were studied by analyzing both plasma prolactin, growth hormone (GH) and ACTH levels, and taurine (TAU) content in the hypophysiotropic area of the hypothalamus or the median eminence. As expected, after either acute or chronic(More)
Calorie restriction of young male rats increases plasma prolactin, decreases luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone, and disrupts their 24 h secretory pattern. To study whether this could be the consequence of stress, we examined the 24 h variations of plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) corticosterone, growth hormone (GH), leptin, and adrenal(More)
A rare case of meningioma in the pineal region without dural attachment, which was successfully removed through an infratentorial supracerebellar approach, is presented. The preoperative diagnosis was made by means of computed tomography together with histographic analysis. We review similar cases reported in the literature and discuss the clinical feature,(More)
Light and electron microscopic studies of frontal and sagittal sections of embryonic chick hearts (Stages 25, 28-29), reveal mesenchymal tissue in the cephalic portion of the interventricular septum. The endocardium of this cephalic portion contains reoriented and invaginated cells with pseudopodia; in addition there are cells immediately subjacent to the(More)
In an attempt to clarify the possible influence of the mesenchymal microenvironment in the differentiation of myocardial and endocardial cells, an "in vivo" transplantation experiment was performed in which the ventricular region of the heart (chick or quail) was placed in close association to the mesenchyme of the anterior chick limb to create an(More)
We analyzed the effect of chronic (4 weeks) ethanol feeding on 24-h variation of pituitary-testicular function in peripubertal male Wistar rats by measuring circulating concentrations of prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, testosterone, and thyrotropin. Animals were maintained under a 12-h light: 12-h dark photoperiod and received(More)
A 67-year-old man with a 1 1/2-month history of spastic paraparesis caused by a dorsal intradural disc herniation underwent surgical treatment via a posterior approach. Dorsal herniated discs are rare, and intradural dorsal disc herniations are even more infrequent. Including this case, the medical literature reviewed describes only four such cases.
A structural, ultrastructural and histochemical study in chick embryos indicates that the septum primum mesenchymal tissue originate between 3 and 5 days of development and that their origin may be related to an activation of endocardial cells that cover the septum primum. By day 3, endocardial cells display migratory appendages, cell hypertrophy and an(More)