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Continuous red light induces persistent estrus without retinal degeneration in the albino rat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1170076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Female rats were exposed for 12 weeks to red (peak 660 nm) or Cool White continuous light (LL), or to 12 h per day (LD) of Cool White light, all at a flux density of 100 muw/cm2 (approximately 30 incident foot-candles). Either red or white LL produced significantly prolonged vaginal cornification and significantly reduced ovarian weight, as compared to LD exposure. White LL, but not red LL, produced degeneration of retinal photoreceptors.
H H Lambert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endocrinology     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0013-7227     ISO Abbreviation:  Endocrinology     Publication Date:  1975 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-09-18     Completed Date:  1975-09-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375040     Medline TA:  Endocrinology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Organ Size
Ovary / anatomy & histology
Photoreceptor Cells*
Retinal Degeneration
Vagina / cytology
Vaginal Smears

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