Response to estradiol inhibition of tonic luteinizing hormone secretion decreases during the final stage of puberty in the rhesus monkey.

@article{Rapisarda1983ResponseTE,
  title={Response to estradiol inhibition of tonic luteinizing hormone secretion decreases during the final stage of puberty in the rhesus monkey.},
  author={J J Rapisarda and Kerry S. Bergman and Robert A Steiner and Douglas L. Foster},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1983},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={1172-9}
}
This investigation was conducted to determine if a decrease in responsiveness to estradiol inhibition of tonic LH secretion occurs in the female rhesus monkey during the late stages of sexual maturation. The study was conducted during the several month period between menarche and first ovulation. Serum LH was measured in postmenarchial females (n = 8) before and after ovariectomy and insertion of estradiol implants that achieved subadult concentrations (10-30 pg/ml) of the steroid. Removal of… CONTINUE READING