Different effects of acute and chronic immobilization stress on plasma testosterone levels in male Syrian hamsters

@article{Tsuchiya1995DifferentEO,
  title={Different effects of acute and chronic immobilization stress on plasma testosterone levels in male Syrian hamsters},
  author={Toru Tsuchiya and Izumi Horii},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1995},
  volume={20},
  pages={95-102}
}
Time-course variations in plasma testosterone levels after various periods of immobilization stress (10 min, 30 min, 2 h, 6 h) were examined in male Syrian hamsters. The immobilization stress consisted of placing the animals in a prone position and wrapping them with flexible steel wire gauze. This was done at room temperature. Testosterone levels were determined in blood samples taken after the hamsters were decapitated. Chronic (2 h, 6 h) immobilization stress produced a drastic and enduring… CONTINUE READING