Connections between the pontine central gray and the ventromedial hypothalamus are essential for lordosis in female rats.

@article{Hennessey1990ConnectionsBT,
  title={Connections between the pontine central gray and the ventromedial hypothalamus are essential for lordosis in female rats.},
  author={A C Hennessey and L Camak and Fabiana Gordon and David G. Edwards},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1990},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={477-88}
}
Lesions and knife cuts were used to study central gray (CG) and ventromedial hypothalamic (VMH) mediation of sexual receptivity in female rats. Lesions of the midbrain-pontine CG eliminated lordosis in female rats. Bilateral sagittal knife cuts that bracketed the rostral pontine CG also eliminated lordosis, and an experiment with the retrograde tracer Fluoro-Gold confirmed the effectiveness of these cuts in severing the lateral connections linking the VMH and the CG. Finally, females with a… CONTINUE READING
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