Pituitary‐Gonadal Function in Adult Male Rats Subjected to Chronic Water Restriction

ANTONIO ARMARIO, LLUIS CAMPMANY, ASUNCION LOPEZ‐CALDERON

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    Abstract

    The effect of water restriction on the pituitary‐gonadal axis has been studied in adult male rats. Water restriction did not modify FSH, LH and testosterone levels. However, both LH and testosterone responses to acute noise stress were impaired by water restriction. It was unlikely that the inhibition of the pituitary‐gonadal response to stress was due to an alteration of the circadian pattern of LH since no evidence for such a daily rhythm was found in either of the two experimental groups. The effects of water restriction on the pituitary‐gonadal axis appear to be at least partially a consequence of the resulting reduction in food intake, so that the pituitary‐gonadal response to stress would be a more sensitive index of abnormalities induced by protein‐calorie deficit than basal concentrations of LH, FSH, or T. 1987 American Society of Andrology
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    JournalJournal of Andrology
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987

    Keywords

    • acute stress
    • circadian rhythms
    • FSH
    • LH
    • protein‐calorie deficit
    • testosterone
    • water restriction

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