Sexual Behaviour after Neonatal Reserpine and pCPA Treatment with Comment about Hypothalamic Indole Amines in the Rat

  • P. Lehtinen
  • M. Hyyppä
  • P. Lampinen
  • U. K. Rinne


When reserpine, which is a depletor of monoamines, has been given during the assumed period for the sexual differentation of rat brain, delay of the vaginal opening and continued or prolonged dioestrous phases in the vaginal oestrous cycles of adult female rats have been reported (Carraro et al. 1965, Nagy et al. 1967, Martini et al. 1968, Hyyppä 1969). On the other hand, many workers have not found alterations in the vaginal oestrous cycles after neonatal reserpine treatment (Kikuyma 1961, Arai and Gorski 1968, Simmons and Lusk 1969, Björklund et al. 1969).


Sexual Behaviour Treated Female Oestrous Cycle Testosterone Propionate Testosterone Enanthate 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Lehtinen
    • 1
  • M. Hyyppä
    • 1
  • P. Lampinen
    • 1
  • U. K. Rinne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology Department of Anatomy Department of NeurologyUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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