The effect of aging and ovariectomy on mandibular condyle in rats.

@article{Tanaka1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of aging and ovariectomy on mandibular condyle in rats.},
  author={Mikako Tanaka and Sadakazu Ejiri and Shoji Kohno and Hidehiro Ozawa},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={685-90}
}
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM It is important for dentists to understand the effect of systemic hormonal change on the osseous oral structures. PURPOSE This study examined the effect of aging and ovariectomy on rat mandibular condyle. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy-two 120-day-old female Fischer rats were killed at 7, 14, 30, and 60 days after bilateral ovariectomy or sham surgery. As the baseline control group, eight animals were killed on day 0 without surgeries. Changes in the bone mineral density… CONTINUE READING

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