Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Factor Potentiates Lordosis Behavior in Hypophysectomized Ovariectomized Female Rats

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Science  14 Dec 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4117, pp. 1148-1149
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4117.1148


Subcutaneous injection of luteinizing hormone-releasing factor (LRF) in estrogen-primed hypophysectomized, ovariectomized female rats facilitates the appearance of the lordosis response. The LRF effect on lordosis was seen 90, 180, and 360 minutes after injection. This effect could help to synchronize the female's mating behavior with the ovulatory discharge of luteinizing hormone.

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