One such droid was used by Darth Vader in his interrogation of Princess Leia Organa in 0 BBY . When Leia Organa underwent her mind probe, she was injected with a powerful mind-altering hallucinogen that made her very susceptible to suggestion. With mere words from Darth Vader, Leia imagined herself in unbearable pain, though she was not undergoing any physical harm whatsoever. Her uncanny fortitude prevented her from divulging any Alliance secrets during this torment. IT-O models also did guard duty within Detention Block AA-23 , with Luke Skywalker encountering such a model while trying to rescue Leia.
Androgens are responsible for the growth spurt of adolescence and for the eventual termination of linear growth, which is brought about by fusion of the epiphyseal growth centers. In children, exogenous androgens accelerate linear growth rates but may cause a disproportionate advancement in bone maturation. Use over long periods may result in fusion of the epiphyseal growth centers and termination of growth process. Androgens have been reported to stimulate the production of red blood cells by enhancing the production of erythropoeitic stimulating factor. During exogenous administration of androgens,Â endogenous testosterone Â release is inhibited through feedback inhibition of pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH).
He probably could have used some of that kind of attention himself when his son, Christopher, died. “Christopher’s death was the greatest shock in my life,” says Bixby, his eyes filling with tears. He had bought a 64-foot yacht to take Christopher sailing and had purchased a ranch in Oregon so the boy would know the pleasures of the country as well as the city. “He was devastated and wouldn’t go out or see anybody,” recalls Laugh-In’s Dick Martin of his friend’s six-month-long depression following the boy’s death. Bixby rented a house on the beach. “I never left the second floor of that house,” he says. “I didn’t go out onto the sand for four months.”