Effects of triiodothyronine and estrogen administration on bone mass, mineral content and bone strength in male rats.


Experimental hyperthyroidism had a negative effect on bone mineral density, but did not significantly alter mechanical properties of femur and femoral bone thickness. Estradiol at a dose used in humans for the treatment of osteoporosis decreased seminal vesicle weight and concentration of testosterone but increased bone density in male rats compared to… (More)


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