Effects of morphine on the secondary sex organs and plasma testosterone levels of rats

T. J. Cicero, E. R. Meyer, R. D. Bell, W. G. Wiest

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Abstract

A 3 day period of morphine pellet implantation produced a marked reduction in the wet and dry weights of the seminal vesicles and prostate glands of the rat. In the seminal vesicles, there was also a marked decrease in secretory activity. The apparent atrophic changes in these important accessory sex organs appear to be related to a pronounced morphine induced lowering of plasma testosterone levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalRES.COMMUN.CHEM.PATH.PHARMACOL.
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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