Influence of starvation on the dihydrotestosterone-luteinizing hormone feedback in the male rat.


The suppressing effect of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on LH secretion in freshly castrated starved and control rats was studied by implanting DHT releasing silastic capsules of various sizes. Lower plasma levels of DHT are needed to suppress the castration induced LH increase in the starved animals. Intravenous injection of tritiated testosterone (18 muCi/100… (More)