Developing a model of nutritional amenorrhea in rhesus monkeys.


Nutritional amenorrhea is defined as cessation of menstrual cycles resulting from a chronic negative energy balance. Although it is agreed that nutritional amenorrhea results from reduced secretion of GnRH, the neuroendocrine mechanisms leading to GnRH inhibition are poorly defined. Because the invasiveness of many neuroendocrine experimental approaches… (More)