Delayed effects on plasma concentration of testosterone and testicular morphology by intramuscular low-dose di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate or oestradiol benzoate in the prepubertal boar.

@article{Ljungvall2005DelayedEO,
  title={Delayed effects on plasma concentration of testosterone and testicular morphology by intramuscular low-dose di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate or oestradiol benzoate in the prepubertal boar.},
  author={Karl Ljungvall and Patrick Karlsson and Fredrik Hult{\'e}n and Andrzej Madej and Leif Norrgren and Stig Einarsson and Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez and Ulf Magnusson},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={1170-84}
}
The immediate and delayed effects of prepubertal exposure to di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) or oestradiol benzoate on the plasma concentrations of testosterone, oestradiol and LH, as well as testicular morphology were examined in prepubertal boars. In a split litter design experiment, prepubertal boars were intramuscularly exposed to DEHP, oestradiol or vehicle during five weeks, starting at six weeks of age. The dose of DEHP was 50mg/kg of bodyweight twice weekly, which is in the same range… CONTINUE READING