Mini M Joseph

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Isolated studies have shown that both norepinephrine and acetylcholine into the medial preoptico-anterior hypothalamic area tonically regulate sleep-wake and body temperature. A possible interaction between these neurotransmitters for the regulation of such functions has been investigated in this study. To study this interaction a combination of either(More)
Steroidogenic cells in the corpus luteum of the ferret (Mustela putorius) during early (Days 6 and 13) to midpregnancy (Day 24) were characterized using electron microscopy, immunocytochemical localization of neurophysin, and smears of dispersed cells obtained by dissociating luteal cells with collagenase. The latter were stained for 3 beta-hydroxysteroid(More)
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that ferret corpora lutea (CL) secrete a compound that acts in conjunction with progesterone to induce blastocyst implantation and to identify the chemical nature of this compound. CL and the residual ovarian tissue, obtained predominantly on the ninth day of pseudopregnancy, were extracted with 0.05 M(More)
The western spotted skunk exhibits an obligate delay of implantation lasting 200-220 days. The pituitary is essential for luteal activation. The corpora lutea, in turn, secrete the hormones necessary for blastocyst implantation. Two experiments were designed to determine which pituitary hormones are responsible for increasing luteal activity and induction(More)
The medial preoptico-anterior hypothalamic area receives adrenergic as well as cholinergic inputs. Independent studies showed that both these inputs influence sleep, wakefulness and body temperature. The role of the adrenergic inputs was studied earlier. The role of cholinergic inputs is reported here. The cholinergic agonist, carbachol, and antagonist,(More)
This article is a review of the causative factors and pharmacologic treatments of diarrhea. This information was incorporated into a Diarrhea Assessment and Treatment Tool (DATT) to guide clinicians on comprehensive diarrhea assessment and current treatment recommendations. The tool was utilized at a university-affiliated oncology institution by a clinical(More)