Central cholinergic signal-mediated neuroendocrine regulation of vasopressin and oxytocin in ovine fetuses

@article{Shi2008CentralCS,
  title={Central cholinergic signal-mediated neuroendocrine regulation of vasopressin and oxytocin in ovine fetuses},
  author={Lijun Shi and Caiping Mao and Fanxing Zeng and Yuying Zhang and Zhice Xu},
  journal={BMC Developmental Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={95 - 95}
}
BackgroundThe hypothalamic-neurohypophysial system plays a fundamental role in the maintenance of body fluid homeostasis by secreting arginine vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) in response to a variety of signals, including osmotic and nonosmotic stimuli. It is well established that central cholinergic mechanisms are critical in the regulation of cardiovascular responses and maintenance of body fluid homeostasis in adults. Our recent study demonstrated that intracerebroventricular (i.c.v… 

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