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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp 1008–1009 | Cite as

Preliminary evidence that a dopamine receptor antagonist blocks the prolactin-inhibitory effects of melatonin in anosmic male rats

  • D. E. Blask
  • J. L. Nodelman
  • C. A. Leadem
Article

Summary

Previous studies have shown that daily afternoon injections of melatonin in anosmic male rats result in depressed accessory sex organ weights and serum prolactin levels. The present data indicate that the prolactin-inhibitory effect of melatonin may be mediated via the dopaminergic system.

Keywords

Dopamine Receptor Antagonist Melatonin Prolactin Dopamine Receptor 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Blask
    • 1
  • J. L. Nodelman
    • 1
  • C. A. Leadem
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyThe University of Arizona, College of MedicineTucsonUSA

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