Effect of acute and chronic stress on testosterone secretion in male rats

A. Armario, J. M. Castellanos

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    Abstract

    The effect of acute and chronic stress on serum testosterone was studied in adult male Wistar rats. Acute noise-light stress and the presence of a dog, but not change of room, raised serum testosterone. This testosterone was of gonadal origin since noise-light stress did not increase serum testosterone in castrated rats. Chronic noise-light did not modify either testes weight or serum testosterone. This suggests that chronic stress did not necessarily lead to impairment of endocrine function of the testes in the rat. © 1984, Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE). All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)659-661
    JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Endocrinology
    Volume7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

    Keywords

    • Acute stress
    • chronic stress
    • dog presence
    • noise-light
    • testosterone

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