Effect of acute and chronic psychogenic stress on corticoadrenal and pituitary-thyroid hormones in male rats

A. Armario, J. M. Castellanos, J. Balasch

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Abstract

The effects of acute and chronic stress on serum corticosterone and pituitary-thyroid hormones were studied in male Wistar rats. Acute noise activated both the pituitary-adrenal and pituitary-thyroid axes. Chronic noise did not modify the basal serum levels of either corticosterone or pituitary-thyroid hormones. A decreased corticosterone response to noise was observed in chronically stressed rats, but the pituitary-thyroid response was the same in control and chronically stressed rats, suggesting that the mechanisms which control the responsiveness of both axes to a repeated stimulus are dissociated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-245
JournalHormone Research
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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