INFLUENCE OF ETHANOL TREATMENT ON THE PLASMA CONCENTRATIONS OF PROLACTIN AND LEUTINIZING HORMONE IN TURKEYS MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO

B. H. Ali, Caroline M. Czarnecki, M E Elhalawani

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Abstract

1. The effect of ethanol consumption on the plasma concentrations of prolactin (PRL) and leutinizing hormone (LH) was investigated in turkey poults. 2. Ethanol (4–5% v/v in drinking water for 42 days) significantly increased the concentration of PRL, and tended to decrease that of LH. 3. It is suggested that the hyperprolactinaemia produced by ethanol might be due to its stressor action on the birds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-825
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Volume13
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1986

Keywords

  • Meleagris gallopavo
  • ethanol
  • hyperprolactinaemia
  • leutinizing hormone
  • prolactin.

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