Acute endocrine effects of a single administration of methylmercury chloride (MMC) in rats.

@article{Kabuto1986AcuteEE,
  title={Acute endocrine effects of a single administration of methylmercury chloride (MMC) in rats.},
  author={Michinori Kabuto},
  journal={Endocrinologia japonica},
  year={1986},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={683-90}
}
The acute effects of methylmercury chloride (MMC) on the endocrine functions were investigated with doses too small to cause any typical neurological dysfunctions. The hormones included PRL, LH, TSH, ACTH, corticosterone (Bk), testosterone (TLI), total thyroxine (T4) and free thyroxine (free T4). The changes in serum hormone levels from 1 hour through 10 days after a single injection of MMC (12 mg/kg s.c.) (Exp. 1), and dose-response relationships between MMC doses (2 to 16 mg/kg s.c.) and the… CONTINUE READING