Cyproheptadine stimulated prolactin release in the young turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).

S. C. Fehrer, J. L. Silsby, M. E. el Halawani

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Cyproheptadine (CHD) at doses of .1 to 10.0 mg/kg body weight produced a dose-related elevation in prolactin (PRL) and no change in luteinizing hormone (LH) levels. Cyproheptadine pretreatment failed to depress the quipazine (serotonin agonist)-induced PRL rise. Rather than inhibiting the serotonergic induction of PRL release in the young turkey, CHD exerted a stimulatory influence on PRL release through another mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1040
Number of pages3
JournalPoultry science
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1985
Externally publishedYes


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