Effect of electrochemical stimulation in the olfactory bulbs on the release of gonadotropin hormones in rats.


The olfactory bulbs were electrochemically stimulated in non-anesthetized, freely moving rats, and the ovulatory response and serum luteinizing hormone (LH) levels were studied. The stimulus was applied at 11:30 h through unilateral stainless steel electrodes chronically implanted, and serial blood samples were obtained by way of a plastic cannula located… (More)