Analysis of pituitary prolactin and adrenocortical response to ether, formalin or restraint in lactating rats: rise in corticosterone, but no increase in plasma prolactin levels after exposure to stress.

@article{Bnky1994AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of pituitary prolactin and adrenocortical response to ether, formalin or restraint in lactating rats: rise in corticosterone, but no increase in plasma prolactin levels after exposure to stress.},
  author={Zsuzsanna B{\'a}nky and Gy{\"o}rgy Miklos Nagy and B{\'e}la Hal{\'a}sz},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={1994},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={63-71}
}
It is well established that stress causes a rise in plasma prolactin (PRL) levels of male or cycling female rats. In lactating animals, the pituitary PRL response to stress is not well understood. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to analyze this question in lactating rats having low or elevated prestress plasma PRL levels. The animals were exposed to ether, formalin or restraint, and plasma PRL and corticosterone levels were determined. In mothers continually together with their… CONTINUE READING

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