pinealectomy


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pinealectomy

 [pin″e-ah-lek´to-me]
excision of the pineal body.

pin·e·al·ec·to·my

(pin'ē-ăl-ek'tŏ-mē),
Removal of the pineal body.
[pineal + G. ektomē, excision]

pinealectomy

(pĭn′ē-ə-lĕk′tə-mē, pī′nē-)
n.
Surgical removal of the pineal body.

pin·e·al·ec·to·my

(pin'ē-ă-lek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of the pineal body.
[pineal + G. ektomē, excision]
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Pinealectomy exaggerates and melatonin treatment suppresses neuroma formation of transected sciatic nerve in rats: gross morphological, histological and stereological analysis.
Simoes, "Effects of melatonin on the ovarian response to pinealectomy or continuous light in female rats: similarity with polycystic ovary syndrome," Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, vol.
To do this, cell apoptosis, the expression of TH(+) fibers, Bax, and Bcl-2, and the MDA content were analyzed, following a pinealectomy (PX) and MT replacement therapy.
This functional pinealectomy in rats results in gradually developing hypertension [51], although the blood pressure rise is less pronounced than in L-NAME [37, 52] or spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) [38] models of experimental hypertension.
Pinealectomy ameliorates collagen-II-induced arthritis in mice.
Kaplan, "Effect of pinealectomy on the morphology of the chick cervical spinal cord: a stereological and histopathological study," Brain Research, vol.
Effect of pinealectomy on prolactin, testosterone and luteinizing hormone concentration in plasma of bull caves exposed to 8 or 16 hours of light por day.
Lynch HJ, Ozaki Y, Shakal D, Wurtman RJ: Melatonin excretion of man and rats: effect of time of day, sleep, pinealectomy and food consumption.
2007, Pinealectomy reduces hepatic and muscular glycogen content and attenuates aerobic power adaptability in trained rats.
Because pinealectomy increased postinjury lipid peroxidation, the researchers concluded the reduction in endogenous melatonin made rats more vulnerable to trauma.
It is indicated that pinealectomy causes a decrease in hepatic and muscular glucogenesis which provides an increase in the blood levels of glucose and a decrease in insulin, while it may be responsible for glucose intolerance and impaired insulin secretion as well.
Chemical pinealectomy was achieved using propranolol followed by exogenous hydrocortisone treatment.