A POSSIBLE ROLE FOR OXYTOCIN IN SPERM TRANSPORT IN THE MALE RABBIT

in Journal of Endocrinology
Authors: O. P. SHARMA and R. L. HAYS
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SUMMARY

Administration of methallibure (50 mg/kg body weight, daily) to male rabbits resulted in a 45% reduction in sperm number in ejaculates obtained during the treatment period. Recovery occurred within 48 h after the last dose of methallibure. This decrease in sperm number did not occur when oxytocin (0·2 i.u./kg body weight) was administered simultaneously with methallibure. This suggests that methallibure prevents the release of oxytocin during ejaculation.

 

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