pinealectomy


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pinealectomy

(ˌpɪnɪəˈlɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgery a surgical operation to remove the pineal gland
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Hyperplasia of the colonic neuroendocrine cells after pinealectomy in rats.
Methods: One hundred and fifty-four normal, male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the following five groups: normal + normal saline (NS), normal + 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), sham pinealectomy (PX) + 6-OHDA, PX + 6-OHDA, and MT + 6-OHDA.
In addition, melatonin promotes neurogenesis under diverse conditions, such as ovariectomy, pinealectomy, aging, or circadian disruption [17,34-40].
Short-term effects of melatonin and pinealectomy on serotonergic neuronal activity across the light-dark cycle.
Oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation products: effect of pinealectomy or exogenous melatonin injections on biomarkers of tissue damage during acute pancreatitis.
Pinealectomy ameliorates collagen-II-induced arthritis in mice.
Effect of pinealectomy on prolactin, testosterone and luteinizing hormone concentration in plasma of bull caves exposed to 8 or 16 hours of light por day.
Lynch HJ, Ozaki Y, Shakal D, Wurtman RJ: Melatonin excretion of man and rats: effect of time of day, sleep, pinealectomy and food consumption.
2007, Pinealectomy reduces hepatic and muscular glycogen content and attenuates aerobic power adaptability in trained rats.
Because pinealectomy increased postinjury lipid peroxidation, the researchers concluded the reduction in endogenous melatonin made rats more vulnerable to trauma.
It is indicated that pinealectomy causes a decrease in hepatic and muscular glucogenesis which provides an increase in the blood levels of glucose and a decrease in insulin, while it may be responsible for glucose intolerance and impaired insulin secretion as well.