Restraint stress stimulation of prolactin and ACTH secretion: role of brain histamine.

The possible role of brain histamine in the release of prolactin, ACTH and corticosterone following acute restraint, was pharmacologically evaluated in adult male rats. Fifteen min of restraint caused marked increases in the plasma levels of these hormones. alpha-Fluoromethyl histidine (FH), a histidine decarboxylase inhibitor which depleted hypothalamic… CONTINUE READING