Yang Hwa Ng

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PURPOSE Recent studies suggest that testicular descent is accomplished by outgrowth of the gubernaculum from the abdominal wall. The tip of the gubernaculum has been proposed as the primary site of growth, similar to an embryonic limb bud. We aimed to determine the maximum site of growth in organ culture. METHODS Gubernacula from 1-day-old Sprague-Dawley(More)
The serum concentrations of ACTH, cortisol, aldosterone, thyroxine, cyclic AMP and cholesterol were compared between normal and heroin-addicted subjects. Significantly lower ACTH, cyclic AMP and cholesterol levels were observed to be associated with the heroin addicts, but their plasma thyroxine level was significantly elevated. The possible(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate if plasma or CSF beta-endorphin level can be induced to rise during the treatment of heroin addiction by electroacupuncture. Based on the examination of 30 addicts, we obtained no evidence indicating an increase of beta-endorphin level in either the plasma or the CSF after 30 min of acupuncture. In spite of this,(More)
Plasma ACTH, cortisol, and cyclic-AMP levels of eleven heroin addicts were dertermined before and after treatment with a fast detoxification procedure using acupuncture and electrical stimulation (AES) together with the administration of limited doses of naloxone. At the end of the treatment period, the average plasma ACTH, cortisol, and cyclic-AMP level(More)
Forty-two heroin addicts and 31 normal persons were examined for the effect of acupuncture and electrical stimulation (AES) on plasma ACTH, cortisol and cyclic-AMP levels. Both ACTH and cortisol levels were reduced significantly in the addicts after treatment whereas no such significant reduction was observed in the normals. Plasma cyclic-AMP level was not(More)
Eight female heroin-addicted subjects were treated over a 10-day period by acupuncture and electrical stimulation (AES). Their plasma ACTH, cortisol and c-AMP levels were reduced after initial AES treatment. The reduction of c-AMP was significant the most of the three. The suppression of these compounds may be associated with the temporary relief of(More)
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