Vol. 27 (4) 2006 Neuro endocrinology letters

Right occipital cortex suppresses male rat testosterone secretion by a pituitary-independent mechanism.

OBJECTIVES: In addition to being regulated by the hypothalamo-hypophyseal system, testosterone (T) secretion is influenced by a number of less understood mechanisms. The aim of the present study was to examine whether defined areas of the right cerebral cortex could modulate T production.

METHODS: In adult male W.....