A new method for inducing copious drinking and the accompanying stimulation on the pars intermedia of the mouse pituitary gland.


A new method for causing excessive liquid intake was developed as the condition opposite to dehydration, and the effect of this copious drinking for 2, 4 and 6 days on the pars intermedia of the hypophysis was evaluated by quantitative electron microscopy in mice. Free access to 5% glucose solution and concurrent food deprivation resulted in the development… (More)