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Sodium appetite and the oestrous cycle in sheep: effect of oestrogen, progesterone and changes in food intake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6900352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous studies of voluntary sodium intake and electrolyte excretion in sheep suggested that the pattern of intake associated with the oestrous cycle was not a response to alterations in sodium balance. The pattern thus seemed likely to be dictated by changes in either hormonal levels or food intake. These possibilities were examined in experiments with ovariectomized sheep. Physiological doses of oestrogen or progesterone had no effect on sodium preference, whether given in isolation or succession. Depression of food intake by 25% (as at oestrus) did affect preference slightly (though significantly) but in the opposite direction to the change at oestrus. It is concluded that none of these 3 factors is responsible for the varying sodium preference during the oestrous cycle and that direct hypothalamic control of this pattern is an interesting possibility.
A R Michell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quarterly journal of experimental physiology and cognate medical sciences     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0033-5541     ISO Abbreviation:  Q J Exp Physiol Cogn Med Sci     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-22     Completed Date:  1980-07-22     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404466     Medline TA:  Q J Exp Physiol Cogn Med Sci     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Eating / drug effects*
Estrogens / pharmacology*
Progesterone / pharmacology*
Sheep / physiology*
Sodium / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogens; 57-83-0/Progesterone; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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