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EFFECT OF TREATMENT WITH MELATONIN ON THE PITUITARY--TESTICULAR AXIS OF THE MALE RAT
In recent years, there has been increasing evidence to suggest that the pineal gland has some influence on the reproductive functions (Relkin, 1966). This influence seems to be inhibitory and is probably mediated through an indolic substance, melatonin, synthesized by this gland (Wurtman & Axelrod, 1965) . Debeljuk (1969) demonstrated that the treatment with melatonin decreases testicular, adenohypophysial and seminal vesicular weight, without apparently affecting the pituitary levels of fshdoi:10.1530/jrf.0.0210363 pmid:5443220 fatcat:zmwb63szsjfbpku6c5ciwdwcwi