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Menstrual Irregularities in Temporal Lobectomized Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)

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Science  05 Jan 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3497, pp. 46-47
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3497.46-a

Abstract

In four experimental and five control monkeys, we recorded 178 menstrual cycles. Unilateral temporal lobectomy in two animals had no effect upon lengths of menstrual cycles. Bilateral lesions in two animals affected menstrual function, producing significantly lengthened menstrual cycles with unfamiliar vaginal exfoliation patterns.