Monosodium Glutamate: Lack of Effects on Brain and Reproductive Function in Rats

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Science  14 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3946, pp. 673-674
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3946.673


Monosodium glutamate was injected subcutaneously in infant rats of both sexes. The lateral preoptic and arcuate nuclei and median eminence were examined by light and electron microscopy for possible monosodium glutamate effects. As adults, treated animals showed no adverse monosodium glutamate effects on the reproductive system and neural morphology.

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