A microdialysis study of ventral striatal dopamine during sexual behavior in female Syrian hamsters

  title={A microdialysis study of ventral striatal dopamine during sexual behavior in female Syrian hamsters},
  author={Robert L. Meisel and Dianne M. Camp and Terry E. Robinson},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
Microdialysis was used to study the effects of exposure to a male hamster on extracellular concentrations of dopamine, dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), homovanillic acid (HVA), and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA) in the ventral striatum of ovariectomized female Syrian hamsters pretreated with either estradiol and progesterone, or a similar regimen of oil injections. The hormone-treated females showed high levels of lordosis throughout the hour of exposure to the male. In hormone-treated… CONTINUE READING
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