Long-term (6-wk) hindlimb suspension inhibits spermatogenesis in adult male rats.

@article{Tash2002LongtermH,
  title={Long-term (6-wk) hindlimb suspension inhibits spermatogenesis in adult male rats.},
  author={Joseph S Tash and Donald Clay Johnson and George C Enders},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={1191-8}
}
The International Space Station will allow extended habitation in space and long-term exposure to microgravity (microG). A concern is the impact of long-term microG exposure on the ability of species to reproduce. The model often used to simulate microG is rat hindlimb suspension (HLS), where the hindlimbs are elevated above the cage floor with a tail harness. Experiments described here are the first to examine the effect of long-term HLS on testicular function in adult male rats. Free-roaming… CONTINUE READING

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