Effect of sympathetic superior cervical ganglion ablation on parathyroid hormone and calcium levels in the rat

Javier Eduardo Stern, M. G. Ladizesky, M. I.K. Sarmiento, D. P. Cardinali.

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Abstract

In rats subjected to a superior cervical ganglionectomy (SCGx) or sham-operation 10 days earlier and injected with EDTA, the hypocalcemia achieved was undistinguishable in both groups, except for a slower return to pre-EDTA values in the SCGx group. Circulating parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels were significantly higher, and the increase after EDTA slower, in SCGx rats. The results indicate that a modified calcium-PTH regulation followed chronic sympathetic denervation of parathyroid glands in rats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroendocrinology Letters
Volume15
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Stern, J. E., Ladizesky, M. G., Sarmiento, M. I. K., & Cardinali., D. P. (1993). Effect of sympathetic superior cervical ganglion ablation on parathyroid hormone and calcium levels in the rat. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 15(3), 221-226.