The effect of systemic and central nitric oxide administration on milk availability in lactating rats.


This study examined the effect of nitric oxide (NO) on milk transfer in rats. Pups nursed by mothers that received chronic systemic injections of sodium nitroprusside (SNP) weighed significantly less than pups of mothers treated with either saline or N omega-nitro-L-arginine (NNLA). Intracerebroventricular injection of SNP or L-arginine (L-arg) but not NNLA… (More)


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