Possible participation of EDRF-NO in the hormonal regulation of bone blood flow in rats.


An increase in bone blood flow (BBF) was observed in rats after castration whereas a decrease in BBF occurred after oestradiol or testosterone. The possible participation of prostaglandins in these changes was demonstrated. The present results show that the endothelium-derived relaxing factor, i. e. nitric oxide (EDRF-NO), might play a role in these… (More)