||Neuroendocrine Control of Reproductive Function in the Aging Female Rodent.
Cooper, R. L. ;
Goldman, J. M. ;
Rehnberg, G. L. ;
||Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Physiological effects ;
Nervous system ;
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The causes and consequences of the age-related decline in reproductive function are discussed in detail. It is concluded that aging in the female's reproductive system is a process initiated by the 'organizational' effects of estrogen. The consequences of altered hormonal levels in the older organism are far-reaching, affecting a number of physiological functions. Such changes have an obvious impact on the older organism's response to treatment with environmental toxins.