Prolactin secretion in posterior pituitary lobectomized rats: differential effects of 5-hydroxytryptophan and ether.


The objective of this study was to determine whether the posterior pituitary mediates the prolactin (PRL) releasing activities of serotonin and ether. Ovariectomized (OVEX) rats were subjected to posterior pituitary lobectomy (LOBEX) or sham surgery (SHAM). Either 1 or 12 days after surgery, rats were injected i.v. with 20 mg/kg b. wt. of 5… (More)


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