oa South African Medical Journal - Biogenic amines and release factors - studies on the effect of biogenic amines on the hypothalamic production of gonadotrophin release factors in vivo and in vitro

Volume 46, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In vitro studies using bovine tissue and in vivo studies using ovariectomized rats pretreated with oestrogen and progesterone (OEP rats) were conducted to examine the effects of dopamine, L-dopa, serotin, melatonin and extracts of basal ganglia on the production of gonadotrophinrelease factors by bovine and rat hypothalami and bovine stalk median eminence.

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