[Secretion of ovarian estrogen induced by HCG in immature hypophysectomised rats].


The daily injection of 50 IU of HCG to immature hypophysectomized Rats does not stimulate follicular growth, even at long term, but causes vaginal estrus of ovarian origin after about 11 to 12 days. The part played by "thecal bodies" induced by HCG in the production of estrogen is discussed.


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