Adrenergic activity in hypothalamus and ovulation.


The turnover of norepinephrine (NE) and its synthesis in the hypothalamus in rats just prior to and subsequent to ovulation was studied. Hypothalamic NE concentration in proestrus (preovulatory) was higher than in estrus rats (3.48 plus or minus) .09 mcg/gm vs. 2.13 plus or minus .04 mcg/gm). When methylester hydrochloride (MPT), a blocker of catecholamine… (More)


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