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Vol 60, No 4 (2001)
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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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The morphometric parameters of adrenal cortex in sows: in normal condition and after prolactin infusion

Marek Opałka, Barbara Kamińska, Teresa Doboszyńska, Luiza Dusza
Folia Morphol 2001;60(4):317-322.

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Vol 60, No 4 (2001)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2001-08-10
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of experimental hyperprolactinemia on the sterological parameters of porcine adrenal cortex. In cyclic sows, after preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) peak, porcine prolactin (PRL, 0.3 mg) or saline were administered iv. for 48 h at 2 h intervals. Next sows were slaughtered and adrenal glands were dissected. Stereological analysis of the left adrenal gland did not reveal any significant differences between control and PRL-treated sows. Experimental hyperprolactinemia did not affect the volume of particular cortical zones, the number and the volume of adrenocortical cells or the average volume of their cell nuclei. Moreover, we present for the first time a detailed stereological description of adrenal cortex in sows.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of experimental hyperprolactinemia on the sterological parameters of porcine adrenal cortex. In cyclic sows, after preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) peak, porcine prolactin (PRL, 0.3 mg) or saline were administered iv. for 48 h at 2 h intervals. Next sows were slaughtered and adrenal glands were dissected. Stereological analysis of the left adrenal gland did not reveal any significant differences between control and PRL-treated sows. Experimental hyperprolactinemia did not affect the volume of particular cortical zones, the number and the volume of adrenocortical cells or the average volume of their cell nuclei. Moreover, we present for the first time a detailed stereological description of adrenal cortex in sows.
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Keywords

prolactin; stereology; adrenal cortex; sows

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Title

The morphometric parameters of adrenal cortex in sows: in normal condition and after prolactin infusion

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 60, No 4 (2001)

Pages

317-322

Published online

2001-08-10

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2001;60(4):317-322.

Keywords

prolactin
stereology
adrenal cortex
sows

Authors

Marek Opałka
Barbara Kamińska
Teresa Doboszyńska
Luiza Dusza

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