Influence of corticotropin-releasing factor on reproductive functions in the rat.


The acute administration of 0.015-1.5 nmol ovine corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) into the lateral ventricle of gonadectomized (or gonadectomized/adrenalectomized) female rats caused a rapid and prolonged dose-related inhibition of LH (but not FSH) secretion. By contrast, the acute peripheral injection of up to 15 nmol CRF was without effect in the same… (More)


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