5-HT2A and 5-HT2C Serotonin Receptors Differentially Modulate Mouse Sexual Arousal and the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Testicular Response to the Presence of a Female

@article{Popova20025HT2AA5,
  title={5-HT2A and 5-HT2C Serotonin Receptors Differentially Modulate Mouse Sexual Arousal and the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Testicular Response to the Presence of a Female},
  author={Nina K. Popova and Tamara G. Amstislavskaya},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={76},
  pages={28 - 34}
}
The role of 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C subtypes of serotonergic receptors in the control of sexual behavior and plasma testosterone regulation was studied in male CBA mice exposed to a sexually receptive female separated by a transparent partition. Introduction of the receptive female induced sexual motivation and arousal in males, as evidenced by a prolonged time spent at the partition, unsuccessful attempts to step across it and a significant increase in plasma testosterone levels. Administration of 5… 

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