Some effects of ovarian hormones on the vascular system and other tissues
Lloyd, Sybil M.
Although it is still less than half a century since the hormonal activity of ovarian extracts was first demonstrated, much has since been learned of the methods by which these hormones control the reproductive function of the female. In addition to this control, other effects have also been discovered. Among these are their vaso-dilator actions, and their water and electrolyte retaining effects, and it is with these two aspects that this thesis is concerned. As these topics are, in the present state of knowledge, so divergent, the thesis is presented in two parts; the first being concerned with the vascular effects of oestrogens and progesterone, and the second with their effects on water and electrolyte excretion.