Influence of adrenergic receptors on ovarian progesterone secretion in the pseudopregnant cat and oestradiol secretion in the oestrous cat

A. G. Wheeler, M. Walker, J. Lean
1987 Reproduction  
The infusion of isoprenaline or propranolol into the abdominal aorta of the pseudopregnant cat caused an increase or decrease respectively in the ovarian progesterone secretion rate. These observations suggest that the sympathetic innervation of the ovary has a physiological influence on normal progesterone secretion, and this mechanism may explain stress-related increases in progesterone concentrations. The infusion of isoprenaline or propranolol after the stimulation of follicular growth had
more » ... licular growth had no consistent or convincing effect on oestradiol secretion.
doi:10.1530/jrf.0.0790195 pmid:3820170 fatcat:pobgiy6r2rblpaglj6q2o7gcyi