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Effects of cheungho aqua-acupunctureat gansoo$(BL_{18})$ and illweul$(GB_{14})$ on plasma lipid composition in rat fed high fat diet (간유(肝兪) 및 일월(日月) 청호약침(靑蒿藥鍼)이 고지방(高脂肪) 급여(給與) 흰쥐의 혈청(血淸) 지질구성(脂質構成)에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Lee Joon-Moo
    • Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.91-99
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    • 2003
  • Effects of cheungho aqua-acupuncture at gansoo$(BL_{18})$ and illweul$(GB_{14})$ on plasma lipid composition were investigated in rat fed high fat diet. Body weight gain showed a tendency to decrease in aqua-acupuncture groups and in aqua-acupuncture groups, gansoo and illweul join aqua-acupuncture group showed a lower values than other aqua-acupuncture groups. Concentrations of plasma triglyceride, free fatty acids, lipoprotein and glucose showed a tendency to decreasea in the aqua-acupuncture groups. However in aqua-acupuncture groups, these values showed no significantly different. In plasma lipid composition, total cholesterol and LDL- cholesterol showed a tendency to decrease in aqua-acupuncture groups, however the values of LDL-cholesterol showed no significantly different in the aqua-acupuncture groups. HDL-cholesterol concentration showed a tendency to increase in aqua-acupuncture groups and in aqua-acupuncture groups, gansoo aqua-acupuncture group showed a high value.

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Effects of Aqua-acupuncture with Woolgum on the Recovery of Liver Injury in Rats (울금약침(鬱金藥針)이 백서(白鼠)의 간손상(肝損傷) 회복(恢復)에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Ahn Young-Min;Park Hee-Soo
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.237-253
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    • 1998
  • These studies were carried out to observe the effect of Aqua-acupuncture with Woolgum extract on the recovery from liver injury of rats. The liver injury of rats induced with 0.5ml/200g carbon tetrachloride. The Aqua-acupuncture with Woolgum extract solution inserted into corresponding locus of the Kansu(BL18.) in Rats. Experimental group was divided into 4 groups: Normal group, $CCI_4$-intoxicated group, Saline treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated and Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. Biochemical assays for each serum enzyme activity of GOT, GPT, LDH, total protein, triglyceride, albumin, WBC, neutrophils, lymphocyte were performed. The results were as follows : 1. GOT was decreased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In GOT activity, the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated showed higher level significant compared with the saline aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 2. GPT was decreased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In GOT activity, the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated showed higher level significant compared with the saline aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 3. LDH was decreased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 4. Total protein increased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 5. Albumin was increased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. The saline aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated was not recognized as compared with $CCI_4$-intoxicated group. 6. Triglyceride was increased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 7. WBC was decreased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In WBC count, the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture higher level significant compared with the saline aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 8. Lymphocyte was decreased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 9. Neutrophils was increased with statistical significance in the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. The saline aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated was not recognized as compared with $CCI_4$-intoxicated group. From above results, it is suggested that the Woolgum aqua-acupuncture had significant effects on the injury induced by $CCI_4$.

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Renoprotective Effect of Hominis Placenta Aqua-acupuncture in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats (자하차약침(紫河車藥鍼)이 당뇨유발(糖尿誘發) 흰쥐의 신장보호기능(腎臟保護機能)에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • You, Jin-ho;Choi, Do-young;Kang, Sung-gil
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.152-166
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    • 2002
  • Objective : This study was undertaken to determine whether Hominis Placenta(HP) aqua-acupuncture exerts renoprotective effect on diabetic nephropathy induced by streptozotocin(STZ) in rats. Methods : In order to study the renoprotective effect of HP aqua-acupuncture, experimental animals were divided into 5 groups and treated for 2 weeks as follows: control group was injected subcutaneously by saline aqua-acupuncture into Sinsu(BL23) in STZ induced diabetic rats, 5% HP aqua-acupuncture group was injected subcutaneously by 5% HP aqua-acupuncture into Sinsu(BL23) in STZ induced diabetic rats, 10% HP aqua-acupuncture group was injected subcutaneously by 10% HP aqua-acupuncture into Sinsu(BL23) in STZ induced diabetic rats, normal group was injected subcutaneously by saline aqua-acupuncture into Sinsu(BL23) in normal rats, and Captopril group was administrated with captopril at a dose of 50mg/kg in STZ induced diabetic rats. Results : While HP aqua-acupuncture did not reduce any body weight, index of kidney hypertrophy, the plasma glucose concentration and BUN respectively, HP aqua-acupuncture showed lowering urinary albumin excretion rate and serum creatinine as compared with the control group. Gene and protein expressions of $TGF-{\beta}1$ and fibronectin in kidney, one of the extracellular matrix proteins were investigated. There were significant differences in expression levels in HP aqua-acupuncture group as compared with the control group, and $100{\mu}g/m{\ell}$ and $500{\mu}g/m{\ell}$ of HP depressed apoptosis, showing in a dose dependent manner. In the HE staining, HP aqua-acupuncture inhibited the injury of glomerulus and proximal convoluted tubule. Conclusions : HP aqua-acupuncture showed the renoprotective effect possibly through suppressions of $TGF-{\beta}1$ and fibronectin expressions in kidney.

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The Effects of Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-Acupuncture on Liver Injury of Rats Induced by CCI4 (치자약침(梔子藥鍼)이 실험적(實驗的) 백서(白鼠)의 간손상(肝損傷)에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Park, Hee-Soo;Park, Joung-Hyun
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.3 no.2
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    • pp.55-77
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    • 2000
  • This is the study of the effects of Aqua-acupuncture with Gardeniae Fructus on thc recovery of rat's liver which was damaged by 0.3ml/ea of $CCI_4$. Rats were divided into 4 groups; Normal-group(None treated group), Control-group(Not treated after $CCI_4$-intoxicated), Exp. I(Treated with Saline Aqua-acupuncture after $CCI_4$-intoxicated) and Exp. ll(Treated with Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture after $CCI_4$-intoxicated). Biochemical assays for each serum enzyme activities of AST, ALT, Albumin, LDH, ${\gamma}$-GT, TG and Total cholesterol were performed. The results were summarized as follows: 1. AST activities in serum significantly decreased in the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In companson with Saline-treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated, the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group *The professor of Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 2. At T activities in serum significantly decreased in the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In com pan son with Saline-treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated, the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated worked effectively to rat's damaged liver. 3. Albumin in serum increased in the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua- acupurkture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. 4. LDH in serum significantly decreased in the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In comparison with Saline-treated group after CClcintox icated, the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated worked highly effectively to rat's damaged liver. 5. ${\gamma}$-GT In serum significantly decreased In the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture trea ted group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In compan son with Saline-treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated, the Crardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated was not recognized significantly. 6. TG in serum significantly decreased in the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In comparison with Saline-treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated, the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua -acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated worked highly effectively to rat's damaged liver. 7. Total cholesterol in serum decreased in the Gardenias Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated. In comparison with Saline-treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated, the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua-acupuncture treated group after $CCI_4$-intoxicated worked highly effectively to rat's damaged liver. The results from ahove show that the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua- acupuncture has highly effects on the damaged liver caused by $CCI_4$. Therefore it is expected that the Gardeniae Fructus Aqua- acupuncture could be used to cure the damaged liver.

Effect of Juglandis Semen Aqua-acupuncture and Acupuncture on the Allergic Response (호도약침이 알레르기에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee Zoo Eun;Lee Tae Yong
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.17 no.1
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    • pp.123-129
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    • 2003
  • Experimental studies were done to research the dinical effects of Juglandis Semen aqua-acupuncture and acupuncture(BL 13) on the anti-allergic response. anaphylaxis provoked by the compound 48/80, delayed type hypersensitivity response to picryl chloride and SASC and inflammation response to egg albumin. The following results have been obtained: Juglandis Semen aqua-acupuncture and acupuncture(BL13) group were increased the survival rate in compound48/80 induced systemic anaphylactic reaction. Picryl chloride induced contact dermatitis and delayed type hypersensitivity in SRBC challenged mouse were significantly decreased in Juglandis Semen aqua-acupuncture and acupuncture (BL13) group. Inflammation response - WBC, CRP and Nitric Oxide in egg albumin induced allergic rat were significantly decreased in Juglandis Semen aqua-acupuncture and acupuncture(BL13) group. According to the above results, Semen aqua-acupuncture and acupuncture(BL13) both depress the allergy reaction.

A Study on the Effects of Bee Venom Aqua-Acupuncture on Writhing Reflex (봉독약침(蜂毒藥鍼)이 Writhing reflex 및 척수내(脊髓內) 통증관련(痛症關聯) 신경세포(神經細胞)의 활성(活性)에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Jeong, Sun-Hee;Koh, Hyung-Kyun;Park, Dong-Suk
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.3 no.1
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    • pp.101-118
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    • 2000
  • Introduction : In spite of the use of Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture in the clinics, the scientific evaluation on effects is not enough. Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture is used according to the stimulation of acupuncture point and the chemical effects of Bee Venom. The aims of this study is to investigate the analgegic effects of the Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture, through the change of writhing reflex Materials and Methods : Pain animal model was used acetic acid method. The changes of writhing reflex of the mice which were derived pain by injecting acetic acid into the abdomen, after stimulating Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture on Chungwan($CV_{12}$) and non acupuncture point on the backside were measured. Results : 1. It showed that the writhing reflex were appeared on the groups which injected aceticacid only, and saline-acetic acid group(sample I), but not on the group bee venom-saline group(sample II). 2. The change of writhing reflex by Chungwan($CV_{12}$) Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture showed significant decrease in the order of Chungwan($CV_{12}$) Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group III($2.5{\times}10^{-3}$g/kg), II($2.5{\times}10^{-4}$g/kg), and I($2.5{\times}10^{-5}$g/kg), compared with control group. There were significant decrease of number of writhing reflex in $5{\sim}10,\;10{\sim}15\;and\;15{\sim}20$ minutes intervals of Chung wan($CV_{12}$) Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group I, and in $0{\sim}5,\;5{\sim}10,\;10{\sim}15\;and\;15{\sim}20$ minutes intervals of II and III, compared with control group. 3. The change of writhing reflex by non acupuncture point Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture showed significant decrease in the $0{\sim}5\;and\;5{\sim}10$ minutes intervals and the total number of writhing reflex in $2.5{\times}10^{-4}$g/kg group, compared with control group 4. The effects of writhing reflex of Chungwan($CV_{12}$) Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group showed significant decrease, compared with non acupuncture point Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group. Conclusion : This study shows that the Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture on Chungwan($CV_{12}$) decreases the numbers of writhing reflex. As the analgegic effects of Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture is recognized. Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture treatment is expected for pain modulation. In order to use it in many ways, more researches are needed for the dose and stability of Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture.

A study on the antihypertensive effect and mechanism of Siegesbeckia pubescens aqua-acupuncture treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats (희염약침자극이 자발성(自發性) 고혈압(高血壓) 흰쥐의 혈압(血壓)에 미치는 영향(影響) 및 강압기전(降壓機轉)에 대(對)한 연구(硏究))

  • Nam, Sang-Soo;Park, Dong-Seok
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.218-237
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    • 1997
  • In order to investigate the antihypertentive effects and its mechanism of the Siegesbeckia pubescens aqua-acupuncture treatment, experiments were performed on immediate and continuous antihypertensive effects, vasodilatation-autonomic nerve block, diuretic activity, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitory activity. The results were as follows; 1. Acupuncture treatment group showed significantly immediate antihypertensive effects in 4 hours after treatment. Normal saline aqua-acupuncture treatment group showed significantly immediate antihypertensive effects in 2, 4 and 6 hours after treatment. Siegesbeckia pubescens aqua-acupuncture treatment group showed significantly immediate antihypertensive effects in 30 minutes, 1, 2, 4 and 6 hours after treatment. 2. Siegesbeckia pubescens aqua-acupuncture treatment group showed significantly continuous antihypertensive effects in 6, 8, 9 and 10 days after treatment. 3. Siegesbeckia pubescens aqua-acupuncture extract solution showed significantly vasodilatatory and sympathetic nerve block effects with concentration of $10^{-6},\;10^{-5},\;10^{-4},\;10^{-3}g/m{\ell}$. 4. Oral administration group of the Siegesbeckia pubescens aqua-acupuncture extract solution didn't show no significantly diuretic effects. 5. Siegesbeckia pubescens aqua-acupuncture extract solution showed 28.8% angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitory activity.

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Experimental Studies on the Effect of Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture on the Growth of Melanoma B16 Tissue and Mononuclear Cell Subsets in Mice (어성초(魚腥草) 약침(藥鍼)이 Melanoma B16 피부암(皮膚癌)의 증식억제효과(增殖抑制效果)와 Mononuclear cell subsets에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Jung, Sung-Ki
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.453-460
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    • 2000
  • Experimental studies were performed to investigate the effect of Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture on the growth of Melanoma 816 tissue and Mononuclear cell subsets in mice. The results are as follows : 1. In the study of lymphocytes numbers in mice circulating blood, Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture showed inhibitory effect, but without stastistical significance. 2. In the study of $CD4^+$ T cell percentage in mice circulating blood, Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture showed inhibitory effect, but without stastistical significance. 3. In the study of $CD8^+$ T cell percentage in mice circulating blood, Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture showed inhibitory effect, with stastistical significance. 4. in the study of lymphocytes numbers in mice spleen tissue, Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture showed inhibitory effect, but without stastistical significance. 5. In the study of $CD4^+$ T cell percentage in mice spleen tissue, Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture showed inhibitory effect, but without stastistical significance. 6. In the study of $CD8^+$ T cell percentage in mice spleen tissue, Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture showed inhibitory effect, but without stastistical significance. 7. In the measurement of melanoma tissue weight, Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture showed increasing effect, but without stastistical significance. According to above results, it is concluded that Houttuyniae herba Aqua-acupuncture is effective upon immune responses in Melanoma 816 inoculated mice.

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Effects of Cervi Cornu Aqua-Acupuncture on Lipid Metabolisms and Osteoporosis in Ovariectomized Rats (녹용약침자극(鹿茸藥鍼刺戟)이 난소적출(卵巢摘出) 흰쥐의 지질(脂質) 및 골대사(滑代謝)에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Abadjieva, Daniela K.;Kang, Sung-Keel
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.168-177
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    • 1996
  • In order to study the effect of aqua-acupuncture with Cervi Cornu (C.C.) extract solution manufactured by water-alcohol method on the lipid metabolism and osteoporosis, C.C. aqua-acupuncture was carried out every two days for 60 days on the corresponding bilateral loci of Shinsu (BL23), Taejo (BL11), and Hyonjong (GB39) from the 10th day after the ovariectomy for induced osteoporosis and thereafter the level of serum triglyceride, LDL, Ca, phosphorus and osteocalcin, as well as urine hydroxyproline were measured in the ovariectomized rats. The rats being studied were divided into a normal group (sham operation group), a control group (ovariectomized group), and a C.C. aqua-acupuncture group (group with C.C. aqua-acupunctured to the points of Shinsu, Taejo, and Hyonjong every two days for 60 days from the 10th day after the ovariectomy). The following results were obtained: 1. The serum triglyceride indicated an inhibited increase with statistical significance in the C.C. aqua-acupuncture group compared with the control group. 2. The serum LDL indicated an inhibited increase without any statistical significance in the C.C. aqua-acupuncture group compared with the control group. 3. The serum Ca showed an inhibited decrease without any statistical significance in the C.C. aqua-acupuncture group compared with the control group. 4. The serum phosphorus showed an inhibited decrease with statistical significance in the C.C. aqua-acupuncture group compared with the control group. 5. The serum osteocalcin indicated an inhibited decrease without any statistical significance in the C.C. aqua-acupuncture group compared with the control group. 6. The urine hydroxyproline showed an inhibited increase with statistical significance in the C.C. aqua-acupuncture group compared with the control group.

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A regulatory effect of Cervi Cornu Parvum aqua-acupuncture on serum estradiol level after ovariectomy (녹용약침(鹿茸藥鍼)이 난소절제(卵巢切除) 흰쥐의 혈청(血淸) estradiol 함량(含量)에 미치는영향(影響))

  • Kwak Dong-Uk;Yang Chae-Ha
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.29-41
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    • 1998
  • The effect of Cervi Cornu Parvum aqua-acupuncture on serum levels of sex hormone was investigated in ovariectomized rats. Water extract of Cervi Cornu Parvum was daily injected for 30 days at points in rats corresponding to bilateral Taixi (Ki. 3) points of human and non-point at root of tail after ovariectomy, respectively. Serum levels of estradiol, testosterone, progesterone, LH and FSH were measured at 2 and 4 weeks after aqua-acupuncture treatment, respectively. Compared with ovariectomized rats, significant increase of estradiol and progesterone and significant decrease of FSH and LH were elicited at 2 and 4 weeks after aqua-acupuncture treatment. Aqua-acupuncture treatment at non-point did not produce any remarkable effect. These findings suggest aqua-acupuncture may restore dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, associated with a significant increase of serum estradiol level in ovariectomized rats.

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