Recovery of sexual receptivity in female rats with lesions of the ventromedial hypothalamus

Reiko Okada, Hiroshi Watanabe, Korehito Yamanouchi, Yasumasa Arai

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    Abstract

    Bilateral lesions of the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus (VMN) effectively eliminated the induction by estrogen-progesterone of lordosis behaviors 4 to 6 weeks after the brain surgery. However, recovery of the lordosis response was clearly evident in the rats with effective VMN lesions 2 weeks after the first test. This suggests that the VMN may not be essential to the expression of hormonally induced lordosis behavior, but may be involved in a supplemental lordosis mediating mechanism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)595-600
    Number of pages6
    JournalExperimental Neurology
    Volume68
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1980

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    Lordosis
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    Ventromedial Hypothalamic Nucleus
    Progesterone
    Estrogens
    Brain

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    Recovery of sexual receptivity in female rats with lesions of the ventromedial hypothalamus. / Okada, Reiko; Watanabe, Hiroshi; Yamanouchi, Korehito; Arai, Yasumasa.

    In: Experimental Neurology, Vol. 68, No. 3, 1980, p. 595-600.

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    Okada, Reiko ; Watanabe, Hiroshi ; Yamanouchi, Korehito ; Arai, Yasumasa. / Recovery of sexual receptivity in female rats with lesions of the ventromedial hypothalamus. In: Experimental Neurology. 1980 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 595-600.
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