Endocrine control of skeletal robusticity.

Bibliographic Collection: 
MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Riesenfeld, A
Year of Publication: 1975
Journal: Acta Anat (Basel)
Volume: 91
Issue: 4
Pagination: 481-99
Date Published: 1975
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0001-5180
Keywords: Animals, Bone and Bones, Bone Development, Castration, Depression, Chemical, Diet, Endocrine Glands, Estrogens, Female, Hypophysectomy, Male, Organ Size, Ovary, Pituitary Gland, Progesterone, Rats, Sex Factors, Stimulation, Chemical, Testis, Testosterone, Thyroid Gland, Thyroidectomy

Changes of skeletal robusticity result from a mosaic response of various parts of the skeleton to given endocrine changes. The character of these reactions corresponds to that of muscles which act as selective target areas for specific hormones. Robusticity changes are mediated by increases or decreases of the length and weight of the bones. The changes are probably species- or even subspecies-specific.

Alternate Journal: Acta Anat (Basel)
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