Janete A A Franci

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The objective of the present study was to determine the participation of the locus ceruleus (LC) in the regulation of the estrous cycle and of luteinizing hormone (LH) release on the afternoon of proestrus and in ovariectomized rats. Lesions of the LC on the morning of proestrus blocked the preovulatory surge of LH in the afternoon of the same day. The(More)
The anteroventral region of the third ventricle (AV3V) is critical in mediating osmotic sensitivity. AV3V lesions increase plasma osmolality and block osmotic-induced vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) secretion. The aim was to evaluate the effects of AV3V lesions on neurosecretion under control/water replete conditions and after 48 h dehydration. The focus(More)
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