Jan 1, 1977

The 'in vivo' effects of oxytocin and vasopressin on spontaneous contractility of the rat epididymis

International Journal of Fertility
J Hib

Abstract

The spontaneous contractility of the epididymis in the rat was recorded in vivo and the effects of the neurohypophyseal hormones were studied. Oxytocin (50 muU and 500 muU/100 g body weight) produced a progressive increase in tonus together with an increase in amplitude and frequency of the contractions. Vasopressin (100 muU and 1000 muU/100 g body weight) showed similar effects. No differences were apparent at the doses studied.

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Benign Neoplasm of Epididymis
Epididymis Disorders
Pitressin
Epididymis
Antidiuretic Hormone Measurement
Weighing Patient
Contraction (Finding)
Oxytocin
Recombinant Oxytocin
Posterior Pituitary Hormones

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