Jan 1, 1975

Response of the hypothalamic neurosecretory system of the female catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch), to hypophysectomy

Acta Anatomica
N Viswanathan, B I Sundararaj

Abstract

The effect of hypophysectomy on the hypothalamic neurosecretory system of the catfish, H. fossilis, was studied. Hypophysectomy resulted initially in an accumulation of NSM at the distal ends of the cut axons. The axons had grown and were reorganized into a neurohypophysis-like structure 3 weeks after hypophysectomy, and this persisted even more than 3 years post-hypophysectomy.

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Entire Neurohypophysis
White catfish allergenic extract
Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System
Neurosecretory Systems
Axon
Neurohormones
Hypophysectomy
Heteropneustes fossilis
Pituitary Gland, Posterior
Siluriformes

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