Effects of severe and protracted inanition on the sexual characters and functions of cocks

Chirife, A.

Arch Fisiol 31(2): 250-260


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Severe and protracted inanition was followed by a cessation of sexual activity and by regression of the secondary sexual characters, analogous to the effects of castration. By regulating the hypo-alimentation the sexual deficiency was prolonged for 308 days. Realimentation was accompanied by gradual re-integration of sexual characters and activity, the alteration of the germinative function persisting longer than that of the endocrine function. No permanent lesions of the sexual glands followed inanition.