Testicular blood flow in young and old rats and influence of hCG.

@article{Punjabi1984TesticularBF,
  title={Testicular blood flow in young and old rats and influence of hCG.},
  author={U Punjabi and Jacques Van Hoecke and L J Verdonck and Alex Vermeulen},
  journal={Journal of andrology},
  year={1984},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={223-6}
}
To evaluate the influence of age, testicular capillary blood flow (TCBF) was measured, using the microsphere technique, in rats 3 to 24 months old, under basal conditions and after hCG stimulation (10 IU/d for two days). Despite a decline in plasma T levels, testicular capillary blood flow did not decrease with age, and hCG stimulation resulted in similar increases of approximately 50% (P less than 0.01) in testicular capillary blood flow in all age groups. We concluded that the age-associated… CONTINUE READING