Connections from the subfornical organ to the oxytocin and vasopressin systems in the lactating rat. A study using electrical stimulations, lesions and electrophysiological recordings.

The medial septal area has been implicated in the control of the magnocellular neurosecretory cells of the hypothalamus, and in particular, in the regulation of neurons secreting oxytocin. The present study investigated the hypothesis that this medial septal pathway originates in the subfornical organ. Brief electrical stimulation of the subfornical organ… CONTINUE READING