The effect of osmotic challenge and subsequent rehydration on the aging hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system. A quantitative morphological study of the supraoptic nucleus.

The neurons of the supraoptic nucleus (SON) of male C57BL/Icrfat mice at 6 or 28 months of age were examined from normally hydrated, osmotically loaded and osmotically loaded/rehydrated animals. Using quantitative morphological techniques it was shown that the majority of the ultrastructural variables investigated were controlled in the same way in the SON… CONTINUE READING