Effects of spaceflight on rat pituitary cell function.


The secretory capacity of growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) cells prepared from rats flown in space on the 12.5-day mission of COSMOS 1887 and the 14-day mission of COSMOS 2044 was evaluated in several postflight tests on Earth. The results showed statistically significant and repeatable decrements in hormone release, especially when biologic (rather… (More)


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@article{Hymer1992EffectsOS, title={Effects of spaceflight on rat pituitary cell function.}, author={Wesley C. Hymer and Richard E. Grindeland and Igor Krasnov and Ilya V. Victorov and K A Motter and Pameli Mukherjee and Karl Shellenberger and Marilyn F. Vasques}, journal={Journal of applied physiology}, year={1992}, volume={73 2 Suppl}, pages={151S-157S} }