Inhibition of the postovariectomy depletion of hypothalamic luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) by suckling.

A study was undertaken to further the understanding of the mechanism by which suckling inhibits the release of pituitary LH and depresses the postovariectomy rise of plasma LH in lactating mammals. To that end, the effect of suckling (10 pups/animal) for 1 or 3 weeks on the LHRH content of the hypothalamus and preoptic area (POA) in ovariectomized and… CONTINUE READING